An Idea Borrowed

Years ago on a radio program someone shared that they read a chapter in Proverbs every day. Since there are 31 chapters and the longest month has 31 days it allows you to read through Proverbs on a regular basis. I use it as the launch pad for my personal worship time and branch out from there. On this blog I will try to share some of the insights I have in the Word. I will try to organize them in the archive by reference.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Focus

(Proverbs 21:16 KJV)  The man that wandereth out of the way of understanding shall remain in the congregation of the dead.

There is a danger for the one who spiritually “wanders” (8582).  When I go to a thrift store, swap meet or big yard sale I just wander around.  I don’t know what I will find.  Often when I go to a mall I just wander around.  It is a form of recreation.  I am looking for nothing but serendipity. 

What works at the swap meet does not work in my spiritual life.  Although I rejoice in the unexpected as the Holy Spirit opens the scripture, I know it doesn’t happen because I am wandering.  The Holy Spirit meets with me because I plan to meet with Him.  “Understanding” (7919a) does not come by accident.

We are human.  We can’t keep our noses to the grind stone like a rumba cleaning the floor.  God understands that, but he expects attempts to focus.

So?  Get in gear.  Get with the program.  Focus.  Understanding is waiting.

2 comments:

covnitkepr1 said...

Distraction comes easily.

Pumice said...

If this were testimony time I would have to say, "Amen."

Grace and peace.