Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer, and Reflection for 1.15.15

The proverbs of Solomon the son of David, king of Israel: To know wisdom and instruction, To discern the sayings of understanding, To receive instruction in wise behavior, Righteousness, justice and equity; To give prudence to the naive, To the youth knowledge and discretion, A wise man will hear and increase in learning, And a man of understanding will acquire wise counsel, To understand a proverb and a figure, The words of the wise and their riddles. The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge; Fools despise wisdom and instruction.

Proverbs‬ ‭1‬:‭1-7‬ NASB

Pray
I pray for the courage to always seek answers and the wisdom to follow instruction. Let me hear, see, and embrace Your messages from whomever You use to deliver them. Humbly I pray for these gifts. Amen.

Reflection
Asking for counsel from those who enable your negative behavior only counteracts what God is trying to have you do, and only proves how much of a fool you truly are.

A fool refuses to change and does not see that with growth comes change. A seedling must change in order to grow and become a tree. We change within the wombs of our human mothers, and in our growth we continue to change. Our thinking about certain topics changes as we learn more and consider other ways and viewpoints.

Only the wise are willing to change, because only the wise realize that only through change can we live and be as God intends. The more we resist change, the harder our journey.

The wise person seeks counsel from those who seek to sharpen them by God’s standards of the Spirit, not man’s limited perception guided by the flesh.

The wise person listens to and follows their gut, knowing that it is God directing their path, rather than following the knee-jerk emotions of the enemy. Revenge is the enemy. Adultery is the enemy. Rationalizing adultery is the enemy. Committing fraud is the enemy. Abuse of any kind is the enemy. Greed is the enemy.

Are you a soldier for Christ in God’s army or a minion for the enemy? We all have a choice.

Questions of the Day
1. What do you think about today’s message?
2. What have you been struggling with lately that you seek prayer and counsel?

Feel free to share your answers, prayers, comments, and reflections in the comment section below. You can also send me an email at: breakingbreadwithnatasha@gmail.com

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Love always,
Natasha

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