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Monday, February 11, 2013

Thru the Word | Guest Post by Diane Burnett


FROM JOANNA: I'm thrilled to have guest blogger, Diane Burnett, posting this week. You can learn more about Diane and find out how to connect with her at the end of today's post.

This week in Thru the Word we read:
“Do not forsake wisdom, and she will protect you; love her, and she will watch over you.  Wisdom is supreme; therefore get wisdom.  Though it cost all you have, get understanding.  Esteem her, and she will exalt you; embrace her, and she will honor you.  She will set a garland of grace on your head and present you with a crown of splendor.”  Proverbs 4:6-9 (NIV)
The definition of wisdom[i] is: the ability to discern or judge what is true, right, or lasting; insight.
God is wise and His wisdom was in existence before the world was created.  Wisdom is one of His wondrous gifts to us.  Some people discover wisdom at an early age yet others may search a lifetime before they capture it.  How do we discern between God’s wisdom and our own?
Ask yourself these questions:
·         Does it bring glory to God?

·         Does it line up with His Word and His promises?

This is where discernment comes in.  Listening to the whispers of our Savior through His Word will help us to walk the right pathway.
In Exodus 4:12 (NIV) God encourages Moses with these words:  “Now go; I will help you speak and will teach you what to say.”
Throughout Exodus, we see Moses seeking wisdom and God leading the way.  Are you willing to let God lead you into the “land of milk and honey,” as He did with the Israelites?  Are you open to seeing Him fulfill all the promises He has for you?  I know I am.
I know that I am not always going to make the right choices.  But I will choose to seek wisdom and step out in faith to follow His lead.
After all, God has been there, He knows the way.
How can you seek wisdom and step out in faith? 

Diane Burnett is passionate about serving the Lord in any way she can!  She and her husband have a marriage ministry that meets in their home weekly.  They are both very active in their church and help with their local women’s prison ministry. 
Diane lives in Orlando, Florida with her husband of 25 years.  They have 2 beautiful daughters, Dani and Abi.  She loves to take a break from the city life and enjoy their log home on the edge of Orlando.

You can connect with Diane at Facebook or follow her blog here.

 

 



[i] http://www.thefreedictionary.com/wisdom

2 comments:

bolajonesblog.com said...

Wisdom, one of my faorite topics! My favorite scripture on it is:

JOB 28
1There is a mine for silver
and a place where gold is refined.
2 Iron is taken from the earth,
and copper is smelted from ore.
3 Mortals put an end to the darkness;
they search out the farthest recesses ..........
12 But where can wisdom be found?
Where does understanding dwell? ...........
28 And he said to the human race,
“The fear of the Lord—that is wisdom,
and to shun evil is understanding.”

Joanna Weaver said...

Great blog, Diane!! Thanks so much for being a part of our Thru the Word adventure.