Changing...

I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving, and that you are looking forward to the month of December. It's a busy time of year that is full of family, traditions, shopping, food, and memories. This is the time of year that we begin to think back over the year that is coming to a close.

For the last 25 weeks of this year, I've been looking at the book of Proverbs. There are only a few Proverbs left to go. On this journey through Proverbs I have learned so much about how God wants me to respond to life. There are so many valuable principles for living. In Proverbs 26 there is a strange Proverb that says, "Like a lame man's legs that hang limp is a Proverb in the mouth of a fool". This verse is just a great reminder that we can read the Proverbs and never really learn. We can read each one, but if we don't actually want to be wise it doesn't help us.

At the beginning of Proverbs in chapter 1:23 it says, "If you had responded to my rebuke, I would have poured out my heart to you and made my thoughts known to you". We need to want God's wisdom. We need to have a humble heart that is willing to change. Our own thoughts and pride keep us from changing at times.

During this special and reflective time of year, let's keep desiring God's wisdom with open, humble hearts.

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