There are Only 3 Things I can Control

There are Only 3 Things I can Control

Three things. When you boil it all down there are really only 3 things that each of us controls in life. And that’s only true if you live in the privileged and affluent parts of our world. For some it is only two or one. Like the primary colors of red, blue and yellow combine to make the whole rainbow it is these primary factors alone that we have the ability to control. All else is a...

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31 Affirmations from Proverbs

31 Affirmations from Proverbs

  This is a compilation of the 31 affirmations – one from each Proverb Affirmations are a way to influence your inner voice Read these often and see how your thinking is changed to the thoughts and wisdom of God I live in safety and ease, without fear of harm because the Heavenly Wisdom from my Father teaches me to behave prudently & to do what is right and just and fair I walk with...

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Wisdom Journey Day 31

Wisdom Journey Day 31

My world is turning right side up as I experience the love and contentment that comes by allowing God to reorder my life according to His Wisdom and by acting accordingly Proverbs 31 Sayings of King Lemuel 1 The sayings of King Lemuel–an oracle his mother taught him: 2 “O my son, O son of my womb, O son of my vows, 3 do not spend your strength on women, your vigor on those who...

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Wisdom Journey Day 30

Wisdom Journey Day 30

  I keep first things first by honoring God and focusing my loving on those to whom I am committed. Proverbs 30                                   Sayings of Agur 1 The sayings of Agur son of Jakeh–an oracle: This man declared to Ithiel, to Ithiel and to Ucal: 2 “I am the most ignorant of men; I do not have a man’s understanding. 3 I have not learned...

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Wisdom Journey Day 29

Wisdom Journey Day 29

Because I trust in the Lord and keep myself under control I can Sing and Be Glad!! Proverbs 29 1 A man who remains stiff-necked after many rebukes will suddenly be destroyed–without remedy. 2 When the righteous thrive, the people rejoice; when the wicked rule, the people groan. 3 A man who loves wisdom brings joy to his father, but a companion of prostitutes squanders his wealth. 4 By...

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Wisdom Journey Day 28

Wisdom Journey Day 28

I am richly blessed, trusting in God & heavenly wisdom, walking blameless & serving others Proverbs 28 1 The wicked man flees though no one pursues, but the righteous are as bold as a lion. 2 When a country is rebellious, it has many rulers, but a man of understanding and knowledge maintains order. 3 A ruler who oppresses the poor is like a driving rain that leaves no crops. 4 Those who...

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Wisdom Journey Day 27

Wisdom Journey Day 27

I am intentional about nurturing my friendships and my business matters for one feeds my heart and the other my belly. Jealousy and self praise are held in check by looking up to God rather than around at other men Proverbs 27 1 Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring forth. 2 Let another praise you, and not your own mouth; someone else, and not your own lips....

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Wisdom Journey Day 26

Wisdom Journey Day 26

I understand the power of my words to build up and tear down Therefore I am watchful to use words that are truthful and honest and speak only when                                     appropriate and beneficial   Proverbs 26 Like snow in summer or rain in harvest, honor is not fitting for a fool. 2 Like a fluttering sparrow or a darting swallow, an...

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Wisdom Journey Day 25

Wisdom Journey Day 25

I am watchful over my behaviors and actions, seeking to bless others with my conduct and wisdom for the purpose of bring glory and honor to God alone. Proverbs 25                                          More Proverbs of Solomon 1 These are more proverbs of Solomon, copied by the men of Hezekiah king of Judah: 2 It is the glory of God to conceal a...

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Proverbs 25 Verse 21-22 – an Explanation

The Bible was written long ago in distant land which would have been considered the Orient. Written not to us but for us. In a book explaining “Oriental-isms” the name of which escapes me right now I learned the following. Proverbs 25:21-22 If your enemy is hungry, give him food to eat; if he is thirsty, give him water to drink. In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head, and the...

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Wisdom Journey Day 24

Wisdom Journey Day 24

My power & strength come from wisdom & knowledge which grow daily when I apply my heart to what I observe & experience. Proverbs 24 Do not envy wicked men, do not desire their company; 2 for their hearts plot violence, and their lips talk about making trouble. 3 By wisdom a house is built, and through understanding it is established; 4 through knowledge its rooms are filled with...

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Wisdom Journey Day 23

Wisdom Journey Day 23

I enjoy life’s pleasures modestly, setting an example and lovingly instructing my children and others by my witness and words Proverbs 23 When you sit to dine with a ruler, note well what is before you, 2 and put a knife to your throat if you are given to gluttony. 3 Do not crave his delicacies, for that food is deceptive. 4 Do not wear yourself out to get rich; have the wisdom to show...

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Wisdom Journey Day 22

Wisdom Journey Day 22

I serve before Kings, as a man of humility and love, applying my gifts in service to building His kingdom and serving His creation. Proverbs 22 1 A good name is more desirable than great riches; to be esteemed is better than silver or gold. 2 Rich and poor have this in common: The LORD is the Maker of them all. 3 A prudent man sees danger and takes refuge, but the simple keep going and suffer...

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Wisdom Journey Day 21

Wisdom Journey Day 21

As a Godly Man of Wisdom I humbly accept my place among the human race, embracing all people in my mind & my thoughts as equals, in His eyes & mine Proverbs 21                                             On Life and Conduct 1 The king’s heart is like channels of water in the hand of the LORD ; He turns it wherever He wishes. 2 Every...

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Wisdom Journey Day 20

Wisdom Journey Day 20

Though I often fall short, I strive daily to honestly say “I have kept my heart pure; I am clean and without sin” Proverbs 20 1 Wine is a mocker and beer a brawler; whoever is led astray by them is not wise. 2 A king’s wrath is like the roar of a lion; he who angers him forfeits his life. 3 It is to a man’s honor to avoid strife, but every fool is quick to quarrel. 4 A...

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Wisdom Journey Day 19

Wisdom Journey Day 19

As a man of God I accept instruction & advice, raising my children with discipline and understanding. I honor justice and truth that is pleasing to my Lord. Proverbs 19 1 Better a poor man whose walk is blameless than a fool whose lips are perverse. 2 It is not good to have zeal without knowledge, nor to be hasty and miss the way. 3 A man’s own folly ruins his life, yet his heart...

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Wisdom Journey Day 18

Wisdom Journey Day 18

God gave us two ears and one mouth – to be used in that same proportion Proverbs 18  An unfriendly man pursues selfish ends; he defies all sound judgment. 2 A fool finds no pleasure in understanding butdelights in airing his own opinions. 3 When wickedness comes, so does contempt, and with shame comes disgrace. 4 The words of a man’s mouth are deep waters, but the fountain of wisdom is a...

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Wisdom Journey Day 17

Wisdom Journey Day 17

Recognizing that we are all broken creatures who fall short, I drop a matter, keep silent, cover over an offense and show Love at all times Proverbs 17 1 Better a dry crust with peace and quiet than a house full of feasting, with strife. 2 A wise servant will rule over a disgraceful son, and will share the inheritance as one of the brothers. 3 The crucible for silver and the furnace for gold,...

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Wisdom Journey Day 16

Wisdom Journey Day 16

I am mighty because I have control over my spirit, my anger & my pride Proverbs 16 Contrast the Upright and the Wicked 1 The plans of the heart belong to man, But the answer of the tongue is from the LORD. 2 All the ways of a man are clean in his own sight, But the LORD weighs the motives. 3 Commit your works to the LORD And your plans will be established. 4 The LORD has made everything for...

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Wisdom Journey Day 15

Wisdom Journey Day 15

I walk in honor and humility with a joyful heart knowing that I play to an audience of one Proverbs 15                                          Contrast the Upright and the Wicked 1 A gentle answer turns away wrath, But a harsh word stirs up anger. 2 The tongue of the wise makes knowledge acceptable, But the mouth of fools spouts folly. 3The eyes of the LORD are in every...

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Wisdom Journey Day 14

Wisdom Journey Day 14

 As a man of wisdom I consider my plans then work hard to their accomplishment. I am in control of my anger & honor God with my kindness to others. Proverbs 14 1The wise woman builds her house, but with her own hands the foolish one tears hers down. 2 He whose walk is upright fears the LORD, but he whose ways are devious despises him. 3 A fool’s talk brings a rod to his back, but...

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