Proverbs Challenge Day 14 Helping Others

soup kitchen     31   Whoever oppresses the poor shows contempt for their Maker,    but whoever is kind to the needy honors God.


It can be hard to determine who are needy.  A few years ago in our town, there was a man that made it hard for anyone that might really be needy.  He stood at a corner day after day panhandling. Finally the news did a story. He had a nice home and truck.  He didn’t have a job, but he took advantage of people’s generosity. Does that mean that we should stop giving? Or stop helping others? No, the truth is most people that ask for help need help.  More often than not people don’t ask for help. Sometimes help is just a small hand.  Anyone want to help me get my yard cleaned? I have some volunteer trees that need to go.



Proverbs Challenge 13

When I started this challenge, I was certain that I would be able to get a post done every day, early in the morning. I was mistaken.  However, just because I was mistaken, and sometimes posted real late (even the day after) doesn’t mean I give up.  One thing I have learned from reading Proverbs is hard work pays off.

Life requires hard work, to hold my tongue, and God does it when we are dishonest or lazy.  But as it says in chapter 13 verse 11, the light of the righteous shines bright.

My prayer Lord is this, at the end of my days, may God say that my light shone brightly and my efforts bore good fruit.

Proverbs Challenge day 11

Proverbs 11: 1-2:   Recently I attended the Global Leadership Summit, (highly recommend)  We learned a few things one thing is that everyone is an influencer.  You don’t have to be a leader to learn how to be a better influencer. Afterwards, as I read Proverbs 11; these verses sung out to me as other things that we learned.  They said be honest and humble.  I am pretty sure someone said that wisdom comes from the word of God.  It resonated with me, because God has been showing me similar scripture.  

1 The Lord detests dishonest scales,  but accurate weights find favor with him.

When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom.

Proverbs Challenge Day 10

There are days when I wonder why I try so hard to be good.  So often it feels as if it I am losing. But then I remember The Cross.  In my heart, I know that God is there and will provide a path for me.  I know that in the end Evil loses and God kicks him to the Lake of Fire.  We are called to stand up for righteousness, and how can we do that if we are consistently and intentionally doing the wrong thing? proverbs challenge 10

Proverbs Challenge Day 9 Mockers

All most everyone has experienced being mocked.  You know someone laughing at you in a mean way.  I am talking about when you do something goofy in front of family or  friends and everyone starts laughing.  I am talking about the person that thinks what you are doing is foolish or won’t work. Recently I had this mocker on one of my social networks.  At first I thought their question was just that curiosity.  So I explained my post, they responded with another question, this time rather ridiculous. It was then that I realized they were just trying to anger me.  I ended the conversation.  It is true, a mocker doesn’t really want the truth, they just want to create waves. But the wise ask questions real questions and they want answers.  Which means if someone asks a question I will still answer, but I won’t be surprised if I encounter another mocker.

Proverbs 9:7-9


Whoever corrects a mocker invites insults; whoever rebukes the wicked incurs abuse.   8 Do not rebuke mockers or they will hate you; rebuke the wise and they will love you.
Instruct the wise and they will be wiser still; each the righteous and they will add to their learning.

Proverbs Challenge Day 8

Sorry this is a day late.  Yesterday was a prime example of how The Evil one can push and pull to take you away from what is important.  God and seeking His wisdom.  I apologize.


Proverbs 8: 1: Does not wisdom call out?  Does not understanding raise her voice?

Wisdom is there for the finding we just have to seek it.  It is on the path  in front of our feet.  That is one thing I learned about God long ago, He wants us to seek Him. It requires stillness.  I know what you are thinking, I barely have time to read the word, let alone still and be still thinking nothing or Okay God.  I started the same way I get back on track with reading His word, a verse a day, or a minute a day.  Then gradually increasing how much I read, or in this case; how long I stay still and listen for God to guide me.  On some occasions God guides me immediately.  On other occasions, I have to wait days even weeks to hear His Guidance. It depends on how quickly I need to know.

Proverbs Challenge Day 6 The Ant

Proverbs 6: 6-11:  Talks about not being lazy.  Which given my current condition, is a struggle.  I have been dealing with some health issues for some time now.  I felt that God was telling me to focus on my health. Take some time.  But then I think about verses such as these, talking about doing. And I feel as if I am being lazy.  Neither my husband nor God saw me that way. I was allowing Satan to influence my thought pattern. God sees me as following his instructions.  However, I was used to going 100 mph and prayed to God to give me something so I don’t feel so worthless. When you are used to caring for everyone and then all of a sudden you can’t; it is easy to feel worthless. (Don’t give in to Satan’s jabs)

It is how I started writing this blog.  I am working on taking it a step further. Finding a way to make money that allows me to exercise and go to all my doctor appointments.  I am working on it.  But God has a plan and I will wait for his plan to unfold.

Go to the ant, you sluggard; consider its ways and be wise! It has no commander,
no overseer or ruler, yet it stores its provisions in summer and gathers its food at harvest. How long will you lie there, you sluggard?  When will you get up from your sleep? 10 A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest—11 and poverty  will come on you like a thief  and scarcity like an armed man.


Proverbs Challenge Day 5

Today,  I decided to share several verses from chapter 5, the message is incomplete without them.  When reading, the reader should replace the word WIFE with SPOUSE.  Adultery in a marriage is horrible.  It hurts both parties, the husband and the wife.  It hurts the person that cheated with a married person. Instead of looking outside the marriage to find happiness, fix the problem inside your own marriage.  Marriage is hard.  We don’t always agree with one another. Since we work long crazy hours (a whole other topic) our schedules often clash.  Money may be a problem. Maybe one partner is sick.  I am so thankful that my spouse is supportive through my health issues.  I am so thankful that he makes good money. But if he didn’t, during this period where it would be hard to work; money could become a problem.  We forget that we say for better or for worse.  For those that are faithful in their marriage,  God will bless.  As you read the word, you discover that when we follow as God leads, he blesses our lives. Not just monetarily, but in other areas as well.

18 May your fountain be blessed,
    and may you rejoice in the wife of your youth.
19 A loving doe, a graceful deer—
    may her breasts satisfy you always,
    may you ever be intoxicated with her love.
20 Why, my son, be intoxicated with another man’s wife?
    Why embrace the bosom of a wayward woman?

21 For your ways are in full view of the Lord,
    and he examines all your paths.
22 The evil deeds of the wicked ensnare them;
    the cords of their sins hold them fast.
23 For lack of discipline they will die,
    led astray by their own great folly.

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