Archive for December 31st, 2011

Dear Friends,
Today is the last day of 2011! It was a great year for some and it may not have been so great for others but we are here today ready to start the New Year. One of the things I will pursue more in 2012 is God’s wisdom. The years ahead will be difficult to navigate with the current economic environment. The current situation of our country affects us directly both in the work environment as well as at home. We will need God’s wisdom to make the right choices. For example, if you’ve been thinking of changing jobs or careers, you will need to decide if now is good timing or if you should wait. Ask God for His wisdom to help you decide. Another example could be if you’re thinking of purchasing a new home and selling your current one. Is this a good time considering the housing market? Ask God for wisdom on what to do. Today, I want to share the devotional from my book Devotions for Working Women that encourages us to pursue the wisdom of God. Happy New Year!

Pursue Wisdom with All Your Heart

Proverbs 1:23 (NLT)
Come here and listen to me! I’ll pour out the spirit of wisdom upon you and make you wise.

In Proverbs 1:20, Wisdom cries out on the streets looking for people and can’t find anyone who is willing to listen and become wise. God wants to pour out His Spirit of wisdom upon us but we have to desire it. We have to search for it and appreciate it like the most valuable treasure we could ever find or have. Wisdom is a treasure because it is by wisdom we understand what it means to fear the Lord, and we gain knowledge of God (Proverbs 2:5 NLT).

The Bible exhorts you to “Tune your ears to wisdom, and concentrate on understanding. Cry out for insight and understanding. Search for them as you would for lost money or hidden treasure” (Proverbs 2:2-4 NLT). Therefore, make an effort like never before to pursue wisdom. Seek it more than your career, job, or business.

You can purchase Devotions for Working Women at www.amazon.com.

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