I love the fact that all over the greater Charlotte area, the people of Good Shepherd sat down this morning and opened up the same devotional guide, read the same reflection, meditated on the same Scripture, and prayed the same prayer.
It’s happening through our Creatures Of Habit devotional guide.
Today’s meditation comes from Jill Wagner, who lives in my subdivision, arrived at GS after having her house blessed in 2001, and remains steadfastly committed to her faith. Her words are so good — and they revolve around one of my favorite passages, Proverbs 2:1-5 — that I give them to you here, verbatim:
Day 3 – Jill Wagner
Read: Proverbs 2:1-5
“…and if you look for it (wisdom) as for silver and search for it as for hidden treasure, then you will understand the fear of the Lord and find the knowledge of God.”
After being accused of being immature as a teen, I sought every opportunity to prove I was a mature young woman. I watched what mature people did and I copied their behavior. As a result, I approached the world in a more mature fashion.
When I committed my life to God at 26 I was determined to be a wise Christian so, again, I looked for those who were mature and wise in their faith. I grilled them on how to “live godly” since, at the time, I struggled with many issues and didn’t want to act on my impulses. I wanted to know how I could become wise like them. I wanted to live for Christ since He had died for me.
They all gave me varying words of wisdom but one thing united them all. Each one had a daily time in the Bible and encouraged me to take up that practice. They didn’t depend on their own wisdom but on God’s and told me if I did the same I would grow into a person who would be a credit to the Savior.
Father, I desire to grow daily in the knowledge of you. Plant the treasure of your word in my heart that I may be wise in your ways. Help me to copy your people who are wise that I may understand your ways. Amen
To get to the masterpiece you have to go through the monotony.