Exodus 33:14 NIV, “And he said, “My presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.”
As we start each day, we can find comfort in the fact that God’s presence is with us. No matter what tasks we must complete or what situations we may have to face, God is with us and will help us. I pray that as you go through your day, you will sense God’s presence and walk in His peace.
Do you have a vague, unsettling feeling – just under the surface – that God is annoyed with you? He’s not. 1 Corinthian 13’s description of love is a description of Him, because He is love. He “is not easily irritated or quick to take offense” (1 Cor. 13:5, TPT). He’s simply not one to […]
The internet is full of quick resources and self-help advice amidst times of calm and times of crisis. Today we talk about Anger. You can find help on literally anything on the go anytime, anywhere. But how much of it is true and actually helpful and how much of it is just click-bait and sensationalism. Thankfully, we have a book that has stood the test of time. King Solomon, the wisest man to have ever lived (excluding Jesus fully-man of course). Solomon, Son of David, when asked by God he can have anything he wants, Solomon responded “Give me wisdom and knowledge, that I may lead this people, for who is able to govern this great people of yours?” (2 Chronicles 1:10). It is through this godly wisdom that we have the book of Proverbs today! Today we focus on Proverbs 15 – Group Work!
Let’s journey through Proverbs!
I was that kid
Whenever we did group work in school, there were typically two kinds of kids: the one person who did everything and then, well, everyone else in the group. I was the kid who did everything
The hard part about the life we live is that we’re taught to do it all “on our own” and to “mind our own business.” We’re “looking out for number one” and “taking care of our own.” While there’s some wisdom within each of those phrases, there’s also a troubling reality.
We aren’t perfect. We can’t see all the angles or do everything ourselves.
God built us to need each other (Genesis 2:18). We need other people for companionship, to form relationships, and to also grow in our patience and love for each other.
The other beautiful thing about having people in our lives is that they can help us understand things we don’t understand. The perspectives and experiences of other people can give us wisdom into different life situations that we haven’t encountered before.
Proverbs says, “Plans fail for lack of counsel, but with many advisers they succeed.” (Proverbs 15:22)
The point is that the more input and wisdom you have into a decision, the more likely it is to succeed. This is because mentors and guides can help us see things we would have missed if it were only up to us.
Consider finding some “life advisers” today.
Choose people who are:
People of faith – people who believe that the chase for Godly wisdom is a good idea and are on that chase themselves. Those of prayer – you want advisers who are committed to engaging with God and learning through a conversational relationship with Him. Friends who know you – strangers make difficult advisers because wisdom has to make sense in real life. Find advisers who understand your situation and personality, as well as the decision you’re trying to make.