If I were stranded...
completely alone on a deserted island,
it would become my passion
to seek out and search for
fresh water and sources of food.
Because stripped from all the trappings
of this materialistic world around me
I would understand my true needs
and be able to focus on what was most important.
So I thank You, Lord, that here
in this book of Proverbs, Solomon
has stranded my mind on this island of wisdom.
My son, if you receive my words,
And treasure my commands within you,
So that you incline your ear to wisdom,
And apply your heart to understanding;
Yes, if you cry out for discernment,
And lift up your voice for understanding,
If you seek her as silver,
And search for her as for hidden treasures;
Then you will understand the fear of the Lord,
And find the knowledge of God.
Proverbs 2:1-5 NKJV
Thank You, Lord for this isolated focus.
For I see now that this earthly world is so full
of it's offerings of knowledge which
distract, distort and pervert the truth.
Pressured to live as one more "open-minded"
does not afford me wise choices.
But rather, a big empty place
for everything to simply fall in, and get tangled.
I cannot afford to make room for all these options.
I choose instead to narrow the path of my mind.
To think on and believe only truth.
I will receive Your words
and treasure them, as they are precious.
And You say, in order to gain wisdom,
I must take action,
rather than be a passive observer.
For these actions lead to the life for which I long...
Happy is the man who finds wisdom,
And the man who gains understanding;
For her proceeds are better than the profits of silver,
And her gain than fine gold.
She is more precious than rubies,
And all the things you may desire
cannot compare with her.
If the world were offering this happiness,
satisfaction would abound around me.
There would be no need to keep coming up with
with alternative views, lifestyles and religions.
Word of God,
train me, today...
to be active in my search for more and more of Your wisdom,
to live fully in my satisfied life, treasuring the understanding You give.
Lord, I long for more...
this happy life, finding wisdom.
When I gain understanding
I am thrilled.
The revelation of a new insight
lifts my heart and causes me to soar.
Thank You for revealing
Yourself to me
from my heart...
I write as an overflow... an expression of my true love for God and with a deep desire to encourage others in their day to day lives. For we can only find peace, joy, and satisfaction when we yield to the One who yielded His life for us.