My son, if you receive my words and treasure up my commandments with you, making your ear attentive to wisdom and inclining your heart to understanding; yes, if you call out for insight and raise your voice for understanding, if you seek it like silver and search for it as for hidden treasures, then you will understand the fear of the LORD and find the knowledge of God. For the LORD gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding; Proverbs 2:1-6 (ESV)
Here I am Lord. I am here to listen to you. I want to hear every word that you have to say to me. I will treasure your words in my heart and mind and life. I will take your words in. I will hold on to your words. Your words will not simply go in one of my ears and out the other. I will allow your words to change my heart, transform my mind and guide my life. Give me your wisdom as I turn my heart and mind and life toward you. You are the pursuit of my life. I want to come to know you. I want to live and walk in your ways. I want to do what is pleasing in your sight. Help me, to receive your wisdom. Help me, to find your knowledge and understanding. What you have to say to me is far more valuable than silver or gold or any other hidden treasure. I will not stop seeking you. I will not stop meeting with you in your word. I hunger and thirst for you. There is no place I would rather be than in your presence. There is nothing I would rather do than your will. That is very good.
You will find me when you seek me with all your heart. Your heart and mind and life will be changed as you let my word dwell in you richly. You will receive wisdom from me when you come and ask me for it. I will not turn you away. I will not leave you empty handled. You will come to know me. You will walk in my ways. You will accomplish my purposes. You will fulfill my plans. You will do what is pleasing in my sight. You will have knowledge and understanding that comes from me. Seek me with all your heart and mind and soul and strength. Yes Lord, that is what I will do. That will be very good. Then you will live and walk with me. Then you will live the life that I have called you to live.
Lord, your words are more valuable to me than silver or hidden treasures. I am raising my voice and crying out for understanding. I will make my ears attentive to what you want to say to me. Give me your wisdom. Help me to know you and walk in your ways. Amen
Key Question… How has meeting with God in His word helped you to come to know Him and walk in His ways?
Living It Out… Make your ears attentive to the Lord so that you can hear from Him.
Seeing It Happen… Have faith that when you make your ears attentive to the Lord you will hear from Him.
Get Ready To Share… Share with another person or your small group how you are making your ears attentive to the Lord.
Prayer To Bless Others… May you choose what is better by sitting still before the Lord.
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