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Today’s proverb doesn’t play around. Death and life are in the power of the words we speak. God is reminding us how important it is to be disciplined about what we say. This isn’t only talking about the words we speak to others, this also goes for the words we speak to ourselves. Some of the most damaging words I’ve ever said were to myself. It messed me up for years. Thankfully, I’m fully healed from that. I now believe the truth about who I am and who’s I am.
Here are some good words to speak to ourselves: I choose to respect the power of the tongue and I choose to be diligent and disciplined using that power. Yes! Once again, I choose to respect the power of the tongue and I choose to be diligent and disciplined using that power.
Wisdom entering our hearts is vital wisdom key to consistent victory. When wisdom enters our hearts it becomes part of us. Wisdom becomes who we are and what we do because of that. When that happens, knowledge will be pleasant to our souls. Wisdom and knowledge will protect and guide or preserve and keep us from the enemy, the flesh, and the world.
So, how do you get wisdom to enter your heart? Take a few minutes and give the following process a shot. Start by closing your eyes. Take around 10 deep slow breaths while also silently telling yourself to relax your body and your mind. After that, you start to use your God gifted imagination. Start to imagine wisdom entering your heart. The cool thing is this is just a taste of the process. God is the source of wisdom. God is love. You’ll enjoy this!
No one wants to be a fool but there are many times we can look back and see we were acting foolish. For me, the most foolish times of my life I had no fear (or reverence) of the Lord. The truth is, I disrespected life and the truth of things so often it’s amazing I’ve made it this far. One thing I know for certain, most of our problems are from lack of wisdom.
Choose today not to despise wisdom. Do not be a fool and ignore godly instruction. Write down a handful of practical things you can do on a daily basis to get more Godly wisdom in your life. Then do them. If you don’t know the best place to start, I’d recommend reading a chapter of Proverbs every day over the next 90 days and for each time you finish a chapter, write down at least one insight you learned.