01 August: We’re Still Standing!
Today my breadcrumbs move into what’s called the “Wisdom Literature”. Someone once said that “wisdom” is knowledge that’s applied rightly…
READ PROVERBS 1 Make notes of what stands out for you. Feel free to use the “Leave a Comment” box below to also write some of your thoughts.
A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
I’m continually proud of my girls and my husband. Instead of looking in, they’re looking out and up and their snippets of wisdom make me well up:
Akila’s Facebook Post 1/8/15: “6 years ago today, we’d arrived in St Vincent (Caribbean) after a 2+ week sea voyage from Cork (Ireland). Then the news came. I was woken at 4am to be told that Mike had gone to Heaven. My friends surrounded me with love and care but there’s no right or wrong way to grieve. I personally choose to seize moments, create memories & celebrate life… “One dance, one look, one kiss… That’s all we get, Albert.” – Hitch – the last movie Mike watched before going to bed, falling asleep and entering Eternity.
Laura’s Facebook Post 1/8/15: Six years ago today I said goodnight to my “Bruskie”. That was the last time I ever saw him. Many sunsets have gone by since then and many days have been a challenge. However, I thank God for His goodness and faithfulness; for giving me strength when I needed it most!!! But most of all, I thank God for a bl**dy good big brother who blessed me with such wonderful memories. Good morning 1st August, I’m still standing.
It’s now eight years and Mark & I continue to look for wisdom in the strokes of the bigger picture today. What once appeared to be a classic disaster, turns out to be the greatest story ever told! Read more?? …. CLICK “01 August – Additional Notes”
THE LORD’S PRAYER:
1. Praise: “Our Father in Heaven, how great is Your name! Your Kingdom come! Your will be done on earth as it is in Heaven…”
Thank-you God, that even this day of all days, is the day which You have made. I’ll choose to rejoice and be glad in it. [Psalm 118:24]
2. Ask: “…Give us today our daily bread…”
The world: Peace and stability in Kenya[i]
Your nation: Your country leader and government
Yourself: Protection from the “evil one”
Your concerns for today
Please Lord, satisfy me in the morning with Your loving-kindness that I may sing for joy and be glad all my days. [Psalm 90:14]
3. Admit: “…Forgive us our sins, as we forgive those who sin against us…”
Father God I bring my prayers to you. Take away my wrong-doing and receive me graciously so that I may present to You a sacrifice – the fruit of my lips. [Hosea 14:2]
4. Protect: “… Lead us not into temptation but deliver us from the evil one…”
I want to be strong in You, Lord, and let my heart take courage, for I put my hope in You. [Psalm 31:24]
“For Yours Lord is the Kingdom, the Power, and the Glory for ever and ever. Amen!”
THIS WEEK’S MEMORY VERSE: Topic = God’s Word
“But his delight is in the Law of the Lord, and on His Law he meditates day and night.” [Psalm 1:2]