Resting. How many of us want to rest? Especially as a busy wife and mother, I can say that the idea of resting sounds fantastic some days. Okay, everyday.
What picture comes to mind when you think of resting? Maybe you picture yourself passed out drooling on your pillow and ugly snoring? (Do not say that I am the only that does that!?) Do you picture yourself relaxing in a tub full of bubbles with candles and soft music and no interruptions? Perhaps you picture yourself sitting on your couch on a cool rainy day reading a favorite book quietly?
Whatever picture comes to mind for you, it is safe to say that you are relaxing, regaining energy both physically and mentally, and recuperating from whatever stresses that had been weighing you down.
Yeah, sorry, had to get you out of dream world. 🙂 This Wednesday let’s do a quick break down of these great verses from Proverbs!
Focus on God’s Wisdom
I love the fact that this verse clarifies “sound wisdom and discretion.” In today’s world, you will hear many professionals and experts every where you turn. There are self-help and advice books and blogs and resources in each direction you turn. And often they say totally different things! So how do you know which wisdom to really listen to and apply? Well, look to God and His word. Go to the source of all wisdom-God. Study His word and let His wisdom saturate your heart and mind.
Adorn Your Life With God’s Wisdom
Adorn is a word that has kind of gone out of style. Basically, it means to make more attractive. You want others, especially your husband and children, to see how great God is? Let God’s wisdom create an attractive glow over your life. Practically speaking, (cause that’s who I am…) this could look like writing Bible verses to help you combat anxiety or anger and literally setting them around your home. Or it could be carefully selecting what books or music or other outside sources are allowed in your home to make sure that the beauty of God’s wisdom isn’t squelched by the world’s clamor.
Walk in God’s Wisdom
Move forward praying that the Holy Spirit will make you sensitive to His leading you throughout each moment of the day. Struggling with how to respond to your husband’s comments last night, pray for wisdom! Upset by a challenging day of working with your child in an area they struggle with, pray for wisdom! Take time to seek out God’s still small voice as He guides you through the big and small moments of each day.
Rest in God’s Wisdom
Finally, rest in God’s wisdom. Know that the God who speaks universes into existence wants to speak to you and help you! Stop for a second and let that truth soak into your soul. God desires nothing more than to show you the way in which to live and walk. You don’t have to do this alone! So, rest. This rest could look a little different than a candle lit bubble bath or a rainy day read but it will most definitely recharge you and prepare you for another day of living for Him!
It has been said that those that sleeps the soundest are God’s saints. Why shouldn’t we be? We have God by our side to guide us! My prayer today is that you can find the true spiritual rest that comes knowing and walking in God’s wisdom.
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