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Solomon's writings are some of my favorite in the Bible - I truly love the book of Proverbs. For a period of time several years ago, I read through Proverbs regularly and found it brought me much insight for living. It helped me with my walk with God, with my relationships, with my thoughts and words, with my money and work ethic - basically with everything! It gave me a clear picture of what kinds of things wise people do and what kinds of mistakes foolish people make. That, in turn, affected my choices and actions, and who I chose to hang out with and invest in as well.
Have you ever read through or studied the book of Proverbs? If so I'd love to hear about it. If not, try reading a Proverb a day for the next month or two. There are 31 proverbs total in the book, so that's one short reading for each day of the month (although Feb. only has 28 days). Try it and see what it does for you. As you read, make note of what it teaches you about wise actions and decision-making.
If you want to you can read it online, here's a link to the book of Proverbs in The Message translation. I also like to read it in the New Living Translation or the NIV. In fact, if you do this for a few months in a row, try switching translations from month to month so you're not tempted to gloss over words that seem familiar since you read them last month.
Finally, if you're in a situation right now where you need wisdom from God, ask Him for it today - believing that HE WILL GUIDE YOU. Feel free to post a comment here and I'll join you in praying that you have the mind of Christ in this matter.
To update, I had a great time in Delaware. Loved the women at this church, and God had plans for these women and this retreat. He knew what He wanted to do with and say to them, and it was my pleasure to be along for the ride as their speaker. I had window seats all the way, and uneventful flights. Well, except for the siren that went off in the Philly airport F terminal, followed by the loudspeaker that told us to evacuate the building and to use the stairs and not the elevators. That was a tiny bit stressful. And no, I do not know what it was all about! I forgot to pack my camera so I don't have any pictures to share this time, but the memories and faces are etched upon my mind and heart.
Have a great day, girls!