Hey there. I just finished reading the Book of Proverbs this past weekend. I believe the Father has been instructing me to read this heavily insightful book from the Word of God.
I have downloaded several devotionals based on the life principles given to us in Proverbs, so I started off with a good working knowledge of the chapters and layout. Maybe it’s because I have just turned 40 years old, or the sun of life’s failures that represent themselves to me from time to time; but now more than ever I want what is real; authentic; truly edifying; and original. Simple yet effective. Even when confronted with the need to release the old ways is painfully obvious. I gladly kick those ways to the curb in the Spirit by repentance, releasing, and seeking /obeying God’s new life, in Jesus name.
This “kicking to the curb” is a whole hearted commitment to becoming this new woman…. Christ in me my hope of glory. Whether I become rich, or not; get married, or not; get new hair style, or not. Christ, and knowing Him is my prize; treasure; my reason; my help.
“I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.”
– Philippians 3:14 KJV
I need change without any promise of worldly gain. But let my heart be rooted and grounded in the love of Christ.
“That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love,”
Ephesians 3:17 KJV
“For this ye know, that no whoremonger, nor unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, hath any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God.
Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience.
Be not ye therefore partakers with them.”
-Ephesians 5:5-7 KJV
But this new lady won’t come any faster by me sitting in the window hoping and looking. I’ve got to get radical, tenacious and cut throat with that nasty sin nature…. my carnal mind.
I can, I will overcome; be renewed; and live by the faith of the Son of God, IJN
I John 5:4,5