Greetings! I have to admit that the new discipline of posting on my blog hasn’t really taken hold! I guess it takes time to create a new habit, so I will attempt to begin anew. All of you who read what I write, I thank you, and appreciate your patience and faithfulness…and perhaps a prayer once in a while that I will gain some diligence!
I was reading a favorite psalm the other day, one which holds sweet praise and promise. Psalm 90; in my Bible titled “The prayer of Moses the man of God.” Enthralling words: “Lord You have been our dwelling place in all generations. Before the mountains were brought forth, or even You had formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, You are God.” Psalm 90:1-2. Somehow the solidity of that statement fills me with joy and comfort.
Reading further I find Verse 12: “So teach us to number our days that we may gain a heart of wisdom.” From everlasting in creation to the numbering of our days, God remains, and maintains His presence as our dwelling place, and if we remain, the reward will be a heart of wisdom.
For 2020 I chose the word “wisdom” as my “one perfect word” for the year! Who knew what this year would hold for all of us, and how much I would need that promised heart of wisdom. I once wrote a definition for wisdom… “Wisdom is the bucket which we can lower into the well of knowledge God places in our souls, and use to water the earth around us.” Timothy Keller in his devotional, “God’s Wisdom for Navigating Life,’ says “Wisdom is not only for ‘deep thinkers.’ It is how you get through daily life. Our wisdom will guide us as we grow in the knowledge and image of God’s Son Jesus, who is Wisdom itself.” But it is up to us to seek Him and daily explore His wisdom and truth.
Oh, how we need this! More and more this year it becomes apparent that the knowledge of God that we gain through the scriptures fuels good decisions and wise counsel. Thus, I propose that we make Verse 17 our prayer. “And let the beauty of the LORD our God upon us, and establish the work of our hands for us; yes, establish the work of our hands.” Amen and Amen.