“Get wisdom; get insight; do not forget, and do not turn away from the words of my mouth. Do not forsake her, and she will keep you; love her, and she will guard you. The beginning of wisdom is this: Get wisdom, and whatever you get, get insight” Proverbs 4:5-7, ESV.
When my mother told me as a child not to touch the stove because it’s hot, I listened and didn’t touch the stove. When she told me as a teenager to leave certain girls alone because they meant me no good, I listened and left those girls alone. When she told me as a young adult to stay focused on finishing college and not let anything throw me off course, thank God I listened and finished school. It wasn’t her wisdom alone that did it, it was me listening to her that saved my life. Likewise, it’s not God’s wisdom alone that will do it for you, it’s you listening to Him that will save your life.
My sister, what is God telling you? What hot situation has He told you not to touch? What relationship has He instructed you to leave alone? What has He told you to stay focused on finishing and not allow anything or anyone to distract you or throw you off course?
Are you listening to Him?
I have found in my life the voice of God sounds much like the gentle voice of a wise mother. However, it is up to you and I to say, “Yes, Lord!” and do what He says.
If you’re praying for wisdom, I challenge you to read the Book of Proverbs. There’s all sorts of wisdom nuggets that deal with everyday life. If reading the entire book is too difficult for you, take one chapter a day and meditate on the wisdom you discover. God only wants the best for you, but you have to listen to Him and do what He says.
Prayer: Father God, I pray you forgive me for every time I didn’t listen to you. Help me God to listen. Give me a teachable and quiet spirit. I don’t want to go through unnecessary heartache because I didn’t listen to you. You know what’s best for me and you have my best interest in mind. I trust you. I want to be wise Lord and follow hard after you. Help me to grow in wisdom and in grace. Be glorified in my life. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
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Confirmation!!! Thank you for this devotional!
Lord I thank you 🙏🏿
Lord lead me and guide me to listen to your voice!
How I praise God for living me and forgiving me!
Lord, please help me to listen clisely for your voice today, please help me to trust and obey❤️
Thank you God for this encouragement devotion because I want to be like you God and walk with wisdom understanding and knowledge and be that wise woman of God let me hear your voice and directions and guidance help me to grow and wisdom God and the name of Jesus Amen.
That was just perfect. Thank you as always for the wonderful, “Spiritual Tuneup” that we all need. God bless you all. 🙏🏻
Amen! Thank you Jesus. For speaking to us. Give me wisdom and understanding , open my spiritual eyes that I may see and my ears that I can hear what your telling me. Help me be wise and obedient so I may not fall in the trap of the enemie. Amen thank you Jesus.❤🙏🙏🙏
Amen and Amen! Dearest Lynne. In response to yesterday’s comment.
Right on point!Often we believe in our hearts that we are doing the right thing in certain situations in our lives. But we truly have to discern and ask is this from you God or is this on my own understanding. What I share is only speaking from experience and believe me what I tell you our hearts can deceive us that is why it is so important to seek his wisdom. Allow for the spirit of God to show you, speak to you, and in all we do acknowledge the Father. I say this because recently I went through something and I didn’t allow for wisdom to take place I thought I was being obedient by doing what I “felt” was the right thing to do. But instead of waiting on the Lord I stepped ahead of myself and I was fired from my job. Let me tell u I’m 45 yrs old I’ve never been fired from a job and it was a horrible feeling. But praise God that his grace is sufficient!Amen…Definitely seek His wisdom and allow the spirit of God to take place… What has helped me is studying on the Holy Spirit.For the Holy Spirit is our guide, friend, Holy Spirit will speak to us and be in constant obedient to what the Holy Spirit shows us. After all, the Holy Spirit is part of the Trinity. 3 in one… Father Son and Holy Spirit…Amen. I could go on and on. Praise God! GOD BLESS YOU DOTK AND ALL MY SISTERS IN CHRIST.(Romans8:26,John14:23-27,John16:13-15)
Thank You Sister Ang, for these powerful scriptures I receive in JESUS MIGHTY GLORIOUS NAME AMEN
I bring you greetings “thanking you in advance for sharing your sensitively testimony”. In reading your story tonight I must admit, I share the same simular incident that happened to me back in 12/2017.
Having been fired from my job which I was employed for over 11 years. It too was a shock to me as well considering it wasn’t about the salary is reasons why I stayed as long and I was making good money I loved my job and the organization’s mission and that was saving lives. In any case, I too having lost my job I also lost a love one my life partner for 21 years who died 2 months prior. In the last six months we were going through some difficult times (His involvement with drugs lead to his death) During that time, I thought God sent me Mr. Right! In making a long story short I fell head over hills for this man who appeared to be in the word of God. So, I thought He feared God, and I was his chosen one for him and him for me. “How wrong was I” He was worst then my previous partner. So, I said all this because I too ask for prayers that I be lifted in the Godly spirit. To be able to recognize “His” voice, the discernment of the Holy Spirit in my daily walks. Sincerely “thanking you” for sharing your thoughts. What a Devine intervention I received tonight I definitely needed to read your testimony. Gob bless and goodnight,
Thank you God For complimation Amen and praise God
Turn your ear to wisdom and apply your heart to understanding. If you cry aloud for understanding and if you look for it as for silver and search for it as for hidden treasures than you will understand the fear of the Lord and find the knowledge of GOD. Proverbs 2:2_5 I love you Jesus
Thank YOU my LORD FATHER GOD” Thank YOU for YOUR Word of Wisdom and Prayers I so needed Continue to guide lead and direct my steps, Help me HOLY SPIRIT that I will be patient as I wait on YOUR Still small voice. Hallelujah Thank You Sister Keisha Dotk Ministrie GLORY TO GOD Hallelujah Always on time. GOD” Is so amazing” LOVE YOU my LORD FATHER GOD JESUS HOLY SPIRIT my KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS Hallelujah.
LOVE And GOD BLESS You Sister Keisha Dotk Ministrie and ALL my Dotk Sisters in our LORD JESUS Beautiful GLORIOUS MIGHTY NAME AMEN
Lord I know your word says “There is a way that seems right to a man but the end leads to death.” Please show your wisdom in everything Father. 💜
Bless am I for this beautiful word. And the testimony of my sisters ❤️👑
🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾STAY BLESS And COMMITTED 🙏🏾✌🏽
🎤Order my steps in Your Word Dear Lord..
Lead me, guide me everyday..
Send Your anointing Father I Pray..
Order my steps in Your Word..
Please order my steps in Your Word🎵
Lord, Please Continue To Bless & Shine Your Light Of Love Upon Your Obedient Servant Sister Kesha, Her Awesome Team, This Amazing Ministry, My Sister Felicia & My DOTK Sisters💖!!
Be Blessed, Stay Humble & Encouraged!!!
Love Always, Your DOTK Sister In Christ, Wendy💕