The Prov-sters…

Written on 12/18/2004

Proverb up-lifts I like to call these select few verses.

Proverbs 14:30

A heart at peace gives life to the body,

But envy rots the bones.

Proverbs 15:13

A happy heart makes the face cheerful,

But heartache crushes the spirit.

Proverbs 15:23

A man finds joy in giving an apt reply,

And how good is a timely word.

Proverbs 15:30

A cheerful look brings joy to the heart,

And good news gives health to the bones.

Proverbs are like the perfect thing for me. I can read them and they fulfill just what I need in my heart. Plus they are rather simple, which is good for a person like me. God knows what’s best for my little brain.

Proverbs 16:9

I was just thinking about this verse.

“In his heart a man plans his course but the Lord determines his steps”

Once again, it’s like a pattern what God has been showing me. I believe he will change our hearts in the direction he wants them to go. If for some reason we are turned off by something but it’s what God wants for us, I think he will take the liberty and re-direct our hearts. I could see how someone might think that is like totally God controlling us, contradicting to the fact that we have free choice. That is the beauty of it. We do have free choice, but it even says those who live in the spirit choose the spirit (Romans 8:5 “but those who live in accordance with the spirit have their minds set on what the spirit desires”) so pretty much when we are pursuing Gods direction in our lives we are choosing him, and he takes care of the rest. Otherwise, we would have to remember each and every thing that we want God to choose for us and, oh that makes me feel like a failure already. I would forget to ask him to choose something for me and then I would go ahead and make my own decision which would be the wrong one and the result, failure. God saves us the hassle and just makes it simple. Choose me, and I will make your path straight (Proverbs 3:5-6 “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understand. In all your ways acknowledge him and He will make your path straight”) thank you Lord, nice and simple just like I need it.

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