Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer, and Reflection for 11.7.16

Scripture



Proverbs 12:15

Pray

Father thank You for this day. Thank You for the people who have been placed in my life, whether for a reason, a season, or a lifetime. Age does not signify wisdom. Learning from my lessons and acting accordingly is how I become wise. Taking sound advice from wise and tested individuals, builds upon my wisdom. Father I pray to hear Your voice whenever You place before me a wise person who can help me along my journey. Blot out my ego that would say I don’t need help or “I know”, when I clearly need help and don’t know. Redirect me Father. Thank You.                                                        

Reflection

I’m sure that many of you can recall the sayings of your parents, grandparents, teachers, and maybe even your neighbors—when they would explain in their own way that fools aren’t wise enough to take advice. A fool thinks they know it all. A fool rebukes advice because they think they can figure it out on their own. You can tell a fool that the fire’s flame is hot and will burn, but the fool wants to find out on their own. You can see danger ahead to the right, tell the fool to turn left (because of the danger), yet the fool will still turn right–because you can’t tell them what to do. God places people in our lives for a reason. The length of that time is unknown to us. It may be a matter of minutes, hours, days, months, or years. Whatever the amount of time, understand that there’s lessons and experiences that you’re supposed to witness and embrace. 

A fool isn’t interested in applying knowledge and receiving words of wisdom from those who experienced successes, failures, setbacks and pitfalls, heartbreak as well as overwhelming joy. A fool wants to have a solo experience so that they can wrongly claim that they did something all by themselves, with no help from anyone. A fool doesn’t realize all of the ways and all of the people that God utilized to help the fool. A fool is blinded by self and fails to see both the big and the small picture. Don’t be the fool. Be receptive to others advice and counsel. Even if they end up being wrong (or the way you went about doing it was wrong), there was something that you needed to learn, and only could do so by taking that journey. 

Questions of the Day

1. What would you like to add to today’s prayer and/or reflection?

2. What are your thoughts about today’s message?

3. Reflecting on today’s message, recall a time when your foolish refusal to take advice or heed a warning led to negative consequences. What did you learn about that experience?

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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