“For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.” Psalms 139:13-14
No one is a mistake. You were well thought out beforehand. God only makes perfect people. His plans for you are only good. Even if you only live for one hour your life matters and does make a difference. All life matters.
“Set a guard over my mouth, Lord; keep watch over the door of my lips. Do not let my heart be drawn to what is evil so that I take part in wicked deeds along with those who are evildoers; do not let me eat their delicacies.” Psalms 141:3-4
It is so important that we watch what we do and say. Especially words because once they leave our mouth the damage has been done. They are life and they are death. God sees everything we do, say and think. I do not wish to hurt my father or his dear children.
“Great is the Lord and most worthy of praise; his greatness no one can fathom.” Psalms 145:3
God is so good! I pray for needs in the church and I am so blessed by some of the amazing answers to prayer. I also see all that God is doing just in my church. We are but a speck of dust compared to all the churches and prayers coming to him.I can just imagine how busy God is throughout the world.
“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge. But fools despise wisdom and instruction.” Proverbs 1:7
If you fear and respect the Lord you will keep his commands, and never do anything to harm one of his children. He has asked first to think of others before ourselves. I have a problem with “black lives matter”, sure they do but so does every life. Red, yellow, black, white they are all precious in his sight. So are babies in the womb and the elderly. No one is expendable.
“For the Lord gives wisdom; from his mouth comes knowledge and understanding.” Proverbs 2:6
Wisdom comes from the Lord, that’s why reading his words every day is the only way to know what is right and to follow his commands. You don’t have time? I don’t have time to waste if my life and prosperity depends on making wise decisions. I don’t want to pay the consequences.
“My son, forget not my law; but let thy heart keep my commandments: for length of days, and years of life, and peace, will they add to thee.” Proverbs 3:1-2
See that keeping his commandments leads to a long and peaceful life. What everyone is looking for but very few find. It is so very easy. But we try to make it difficult.
“Trust in Jehovah with all thy heart, and lean not on thy own understanding: in all thy ways acknowledge him, and he will direct thy paths.” Proverbs 3:5
I used to always worry about my care and whether someone would do something right for me personally. God confronted me one day that I wasn’t trusting him, and I was leaning on my own understanding not his. This is the day he has already planned out for me and my best. Whatever happens is predestined for my good. So I totally changed my thinking and you will never believe how happy and peaceful my life became.
“Whoever walks in integrity walks securely, but whoever takes crooked paths will be found out.” Proverbs 10:9
One thing very important is integrity. Let your yes mean yes and your no mean no. Never tell a lie. It is hard to keep your stories straight if you are not telling the truth. People should be able to count on your words.
“One person gives freely, yet gains even more; another withholds unduly, but comes to poverty.” Proverbs 11:24
The ways of God are so different than man’s. What makes sense to us is not always how life works. God is the one who provides and what he blesses will be blessed and what he curses will be cursed. You may have no money but it will go far if you share. If you are stingy that money will soon fly away to someone who will share.
“Whoever spares the rod hates their children, but the one who loves their children is careful to discipline them.” Proverbs 13:24
Lord correct me in your great love so that I might live. I know you love me and only want the very best for me. Your wisdom is far above ours.
“Stay away from a fool, for you will not find knowledge on their lips.” Proverbs 14:7
Who do you hang around with? Is that what you wish to turn into? Spending time around people will rub off on you. Will it bring good or will it bring you down? I choose to be around people I look up to. Whose values are good.