My son, if you receive my words,
And treasure my commands within you,
2So that you incline your ear to wisdom,
And apply your heart to understanding;
3 Yes, if you cry out for discernment,
And lift up your voice for understanding,
4 If you seek her as silver,
And search for her as for hidden treasures;
5 Then you will understand the fear of the Lord,
And find the knowledge of God.
Proverbs 2:1-5 (NKJV)
God’s word is so alive and powerful. This scripture is used a lot in reference to “fearing the Lord”. However, today I find that it’s meaning is much more deeper than that. I read this scripture and I see that if I take his word and let it transform my mind, If I use what His word says and start applying it to my circumstance; I can save myself endless nights of worry. If I begin to pray about my situation and look for God’s direction the way that I may look for my misplaced car keys, I may start to fully understand the connection that God and I have. This direct line to encourage myself, to strengthen my faith and to eventually overcome any hurdle. This guide is an instrumental that I should replay over and over, almost like a favorite song, engraving every piece of it into my mind and spirit to brace myself for future moments of weakness.
God has outlined a guide to help us encourage ourselves as well as others, use it! Challenge yourself to use each underlined word and add it to your current reality:
If … Receive… Treasure… Incline… Apply…Cry Out… Lift up… Seek… Search…Then…