Sunday, October 21, 2012

A Proverbial Thought

"Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord and shun evil.  This will bring health to your body and nourishment to your bones." Proverbs 3: 7-8

Wow!  If I wholeheartedly loved God and sought to please Him daily and shunned, refused, rebuked anything that was not pleasing to God, my life, my health (spiritual, physical, mental) would be so much different than it is now.  I can't turn back the hands of time and right all the wrongs of my past, but GLORY, my God is a God of second chances!  If I start today, at this minute and seek God in all things, yearn to please Him at all things and praise Him in all things my life would change dramatically.  I may not add any days to my life, but oh my, I would add life to my days!

Garbage In = Garbage Out

If I deliberately, intentionally avoid all evil I can only imagine how radically different life would be.  Not just avoiding the big no-no's of sin, but everything that is from the evil one.  TV shows and music that glorifies sin or at least makes you think that "everybody is doing it".  Any of the things that take the focus off God.

If I could focus on the 2 tiered instruction of Proverbs 3: 7-8, my life would be so much fuller, so much deeper, so much...livelier!  To take it a step further how radically different would the lives be of people around me?  Uh oh, I think I just stepped on my own toes with that one!  If 100% of my focus is on loving God and shunning evil I could have an impact for Christ on every single person that crossed my path!

What if one person in a family committed to living this proverb?  What if one person in your office committed?  What if one person in your Sunday school class committed to live Proverbs 3:7-8?  I believe the outcome would be amazing!  Dare I say it would have more impact than the outcome of a football game....or an election??


  1. Hi Amy,
    I found your blog through "The Faces of Rectal Cancer". I am a stage 3 rectal cancer survivor. I just wanted you to know that I will be praying for you daily - for healing, for God's peace, strength, and endurance for the journey, and for God to continue to draw you deeper and closer to Him.
    God bless you!
    Laura Shook

    1. Thank you Laura. Congratulations on your survivorship! That is awesome news! I appreciate your prayers.