We are studying Proverbs here in the Mole! I’m all about acquiring me some knowledge! But I’m learning wisdom doesn’t come from just knowing something. I can read the entire Bible and it doesn’t make me anymore a prophet than reading a recipe makes me a cook! A good cook throws their heart into every dish and the same is with wisdom– Proverbs 2:10 – For wisdom will enter your heart, and knowledge will be pleasant to your soul.
Proverbs 4:20-23 20My son, attend to my words; consent and submit to my sayings. 21Let them not depart from your sight; keep them in the center of your heart. 22For they are life to those who find them, healing and health to all their flesh. 23Keep and guard your heart with all vigilance and above all that you guard, for out of it flow the springs of life.
Does my heart flow with the springs of life? I should be a fountain—spraying little love droplets on everyone– an overflowing gusher of Spiritual fruit. As I truly examine myself, I have to say my fountain has a flow problem—sometimes it gushes but there are times that it there is barely a trickle—I almost think I have a frozen pipe!
Do you have a Spiritual flow problem? You may have an ANXIOUS HEART. Proverbs 12:25 25 Anxiety weighs down the heart, but a kind word cheers it up. How much weight are you carrying around? Mine is huge! I try to give it to God but I immediately pick it back up again.
Since the start of January – we have lost 700.00 in monthly support! Some close friends fell on hard times and they’ve just had to cut back. I am so overwhelmed about it. I am overwhelmed for them and I’m overwhelmed for our family of 9! In those first few days after finding out I couldn’t sleep. My mind wrestled, “I know that God has called us here – so why in the world would He allow for this to happen?”
One thing I’m learning from this Wisdom study – –An anxious heart is a heart in captivity. It’s bowing down like a prisoner in front of our captives. Every time we give way to anxiety – it’s like we have bowed down to Satan. Wow!
It’s not God’s Will for us to live in – or to visit frequently – ANXIETY! 1 Peter 5:7 – Cast your cares upon Him. Philippians 4:6 (message translation) 6-7Don’t fret or worry. Instead of worrying, pray. Let petitions and praises shape your worries into prayers, letting God know your concerns. Before you know it, a sense of God’s wholeness, everything coming together for good, will come and settle you down. It’s wonderful what happens when Christ displaces worry at the center of your life.
I know this isn’t a knowledge problem. This is an obedience problem! The real problem: If I give my problem to God, will He handle it the way I want Him to? No wonder I’m exhausted and can’t sleep—I’m trying to be God!!! I have convinced myself that I know best! Enough – I can’t do this anymore! I don’t have the energy to be anxious anymore. It just wears me out. I will not be a prisoner to my anxiety. From now on, the moment I feel it coming on – I am going to throw it down like a hot potato! On my knees in prayer – God you are in control of it. I surrender control and manipulation. I will trust you with my heart. Period.
So how is your heart today? There is nothing more dangerous to the kingdom of darkness than a heart that has been trusted to the Lord.
Back up Satan—this fountain is going to spew!!!