If you are just tuning in (really that doesn’t make sense here, it sounds like you turned a radio dial.. and who even turns radio dials often anymore) welcome to the write 31 days series.
Write 31 days is when a bunch of bloggers get together and commit to write for the 31 days of october everyday about a subject.
Here in this neck of the woods , we are going through a Proverbs a day to get some wisdom for ourselves.
Who doesn’t want 31 days of wisdom?
Today I am thinking of building a house. Frankly, I have never built a house. I have lived in rented apartments — which might I add have each had a litle bit of their own sort of character.
There was the guacamole ghetto which had avocado appliances and shag carpet EVERYWHERE including the bathroom and kitchen.
Or the cozy cottage which was so small that me and my roomie gave it that name to help with the, shall we say Cozy feel.
I have heard that building a house can be stressful. It involves picking out all kinds of tiny details like what kind of light fixtures and cabinet handles you want. I cannot imagine all the dreaming, planning and deciding that goes into building that house.
Last night I was around the delightful fire pit pictured above . It’s beautiful. The only thing is the rock is not grouted together yet (that word grouted may not be the right word at all I just picked it , so if it’s not, please forgive me!) because it’s a new fire pit and it has been raining.
So the rock seems stable, but when you kick your feet up by it, it falls off.
I think sometimes we build the foundations of our heart houses on things that we think seem stable, or steady. Firm places we think we can put our feet up on and rest.
The truth is the only solid rock is Christ.
If I am building my life on the wisdom of God, then I have a firm foundation.
Proverbs 9 :1 says wisdom has built her house and she invites us in.
You may be asking, how do I find this wisdom. Sometimes it sure does feel illusive in situations doesn’t it?
I need wisdom about __________ and I wish God would give me wisdom by writing in the clouds, or at least on Facebook.
Proverbs 9:10 tells us the beginning of wisdom is the fear of the Lord. That word fear can trick us up. But it means basically: Standing in awe and reverence, acknowledging who God is and worshiping Him with our lives– this is the beginning of wisdom.
I want to build my house (or apartment) on this foundation!