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“I waited patiently and…

“I waited patiently and expectantly for the Lord; and He inclined to me and heard my cry. He drew me up out of a horrible pit…and set my feet upon a rock.”
{Psalm 40:1-2}

My prayer for you this evening is you find Freedom from whatever pit you may find yourself in. God Bless you friends! Jesus loves you!

Peaches

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HAVE YOU FED THE LAMBS?

Happy Sunday friends! I came across a devotional that I enjoyed reading and I thought I would share with you!

 

“When they had finished eating, Jesus said to Simon Peter, ‘Simon son of John, do you truly love me more than these?’ ‘Yes, Lord,’ he said, ‘you know that I love you.’ Jesus said, ‘Feed my lambs’” John 21:15

Not long after I married my wife, Martie, I realized that she had a deep love for animals in general and dogs in particular. She grew up with Trudy, a black lab, who was a faithful friend and companion. I grew up in a home that never had any pets. (Actually, my mom had a canary, but it’s not easy to bond to a bird!) I’m sorry to admit this to all you dog lovers, but my feeling was, “Dogs? Who needs a dog? They’re for people who can’t make it with humans and need props from the animal kingdom.”

So, when Martie said, “Joe, let’s get a dog!” my answer to her was less than satisfactory. It was at that point that I woke up to a very important principle of loving relationships. It is this: You demonstrate your love to someone by caring about what they care about. Which meant that if I wanted to prove my love for Martie, I would set aside my rather warped view of pets. So that’s exactly what I did, and we bought a dog. And I helped walk the dog and feed the dog, and eventually I ended up liking the dog!

This is exactly what’s behind Jesus’ interrogation of Peter. Loving Jesus is not proven by our singing about our love for Him in church. It is most clearly demonstrated when we care about what He cares about. And, more than anything else, He cares about people. Reading through the Gospels, it becomes clear that He is “into” one thing—people. He came to our planet because people needed what He only could bring to us. And, as you probably know, He went to the extremes of self-sacrifice to prove how committed He was to meeting our needs.

What I find interesting is that His love for people was not reserved only for the people who were easy to love. He cared about the needs of tax collectors. He extended His love to despised Samaritans. He ate and fellowshiped with sinners and granted the freeing power of mercy and forgiveness to prostitutes. It didn’t make any difference—if you were warm and breathing, you mattered to Jesus.

In John 21, Peter had bailed on his calling to “fish for men” and had gone back to his old career of fishing for fish (John 21:3). After he and some others had fished all night and caught nothing, Jesus showed up on the beach and filled their nets with fish. It was at this point that He did some serious business with Peter. In a triple interrogation, Jesus wanted to know if Peter loved Him. Though Peter verbally affirmed his love, Jesus made it clear that He would know that Peter loved Him only when Peter left his nets again and gave himself to the needs and nurture of people.

So here’s the takeaway. It really doesn’t make any difference how fervently you and I verbally affirm our love for Jesus. If we aren’t into extending our love and resources to the needs of others, then He doesn’t feel loved by us. It’s just that simple! But here’s the good news. People are everywhere—all kinds of them! You can find them at home, in the office, on the streets, and in heavy traffic. There may even be a few at church! So what are you waiting for? Today, Jesus has shown up on the beach of your heart and called you from a life lost in your own interests and offered you the privilege of getting involved in what He cares about—the needs and nurture of people!

YOUR JOURNEY…

  • Read the conversation between Jesus and Peter in John 21:15-17. How would you respond to Jesus’ question?
  • What is more important to you than the needs of others? Is it your plans, your possessions, your time, your energy? What could you intentionally do today to show your love for Jesus by reaching out to the needs of others? Make a specific plan. Just to stay in shape, do one thing each day to let Jesus know that you love Him!
  • If Jesus were to approach your heart’s door, would He see a sign swinging from the door handle that reads: “Gone Fishin’”?

 

This devotional and others can be found at http://getmorestrength.org/

I hope you enjoyed!

Love Ya!

Peaches

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LIVING IN A NEVERLAND

*sigh* Remember the story of Peter Pan? Living in a land where humans can fly in the air and live with no cares or worries. Wouldn’t that be great? Peter spends his never-ending childhood adventuring on the small island of Neverland as the leader of his gang the Lost Boys.

Have you ever known someone who lives the life they have created in their mind; The life that is their reality? Have you ever read someone’s Facebook status or Tweet and scratched your head after reading it? What drives people to be one way in the public eye and another way behind closed doors?

Unfortunately, it seems we live in a world plagued with showcasing and maintaining an image. People are used to sweeping dirt and grime under a rug and walking over it daily; believing in the idea “out of sight, out of mind.” The problem with living a life like this is the energy involved with the upkeep of a facade. It takes an exorbitant amount of energy to be someone you are not, to live a life that is not yours and to portray a story that is fiction.

Now I definitely don’t have the answer to the age old question “Who are You?”; only you can truly answer that. What I can tell you is the only way to live a life of truth and pure joy is to lift the rug, sweep out the dust and grime, deal with your issues full force and head on and press forward! Jesus never told us that we would not have trials and tribulations, He told us to be of good cheer, because He has already overcame them all. There is no need to run away from troubles and realities – we must stand confidently in front of them, stare them down and regain the victory over our lives!

Love Ya!

Peaches

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YOU’RE IN THE RIGHT HANDS MY FRIENDS

 

Ever feel like everyone around you is prospering and succeeding and yet they are not living right? They aren’t saved, or they’re mean and rude and probably don’t deserve anything they are getting? You on the other hand are saved, tithe, love and obey the Lord AND you manage to save baby animals on the weekends and can’t seem to catch a break? Finding yourself a little jealous or envious maybe? Psalm 73 is for you. Read it and know you are on the right track AND in the right hands!

Be blessed friends!

Peaches

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Psalm 73

1-5 No doubt about it! God is good— good to good people, good to the good-hearted.
But I nearly missed it,
missed seeing his goodness.
I was looking the other way,
looking up to the people
At the top,
envying the wicked who have it made,
Who have nothing to worry about,
not a care in the whole wide world.

6-10 Pretentious with arrogance,
they wear the latest fashions in violence,
Pampered and overfed,
decked out in silk bows of silliness.
They jeer, using words to kill;
they bully their way with words.
They’re full of hot air,
loudmouths disturbing the peace.
People actually listen to them—can you believe it?
Like thirsty puppies, they lap up their words.

11-14 What’s going on here? Is God out to lunch?
Nobody’s tending the store.
The wicked get by with everything;
they have it made, piling up riches.
I’ve been stupid to play by the rules;
what has it gotten me?
A long run of bad luck, that’s what—
a slap in the face every time I walk out the door.

15-20 If I’d have given in and talked like this,
I would have betrayed your dear children.
Still, when I tried to figure it out,
all I got was a splitting headache . . .
Until I entered the sanctuary of God.
Then I saw the whole picture:
The slippery road you’ve put them on,
with a final crash in a ditch of delusions.
In the blink of an eye, disaster!
A blind curve in the dark, and—nightmare!
We wake up and rub our eyes….Nothing.
There’s nothing to them. And there never was.

21-24 When I was beleaguered and bitter,
totally consumed by envy,
I was totally ignorant, a dumb ox
in your very presence.
I’m still in your presence,
but you’ve taken my hand.
You wisely and tenderly lead me,
and then you bless me.

25-28 You’re all I want in heaven!
You’re all I want on earth!
When my skin sags and my bones get brittle,
God is rock-firm and faithful.
Look! Those who left you are falling apart!
Deserters, they’ll never be heard from again.
But I’m in the very presence of God—
oh, how refreshing it is!
I’ve made Lord God my home.
God, I’m telling the world what you do!

9 SERVINGS OF FRUIT

Contrary to what your nutritionist will tell you, I am writing to tell you that today you need to have 9 servings of fruit; everyday. That’s right…9 heaping servings of the best fruit in town. I am not talking apples and oranges, I am talking about the 9 fruits of the Spirit.

The 9 fruits of the Spirit are vital to our spiritual walk and our daily fight against the world and our flesh. Not sure what I’m talkin’ about…? Read on and let the Word explain.

Galatians 5:13-26
Life by the Spirit

13 You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love. 14 For the entire law is fulfilled in keeping this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.” 15If you bite and devour each other, watch out or you will be destroyed by each other.

16 So I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh. 17 For the flesh desires what is contrary to the Spirit, and the Spirit what is contrary to the flesh. They are in conflict with each other, so that you are not to do whatever you want. 18 But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law.

19 The acts of the flesh are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; 20 idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions 21 and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God.

22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. 24 Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. 25 Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit. 26 Let us not become conceited, provoking and envying each other.

So what does all of this mean?

LOVE: The Holy Spirit imparts to us the virtue of LOVE.Love radiates from a spirit filled person. A church which is truly spirit filled overflows with love. A distinguishing mark of a true disciple of Christ is love. As it is written in John 13:35 :”All men will know that you are mY disciples, if you love one another.”

JOY: A spirit-filled person has joy on his heart. Joy and pleasure are two different things. A person maybe suffering from a chain of misfortune but still have joy in his heart.

PEACE: Another wonderful virtue imparted to us b the Holy Spirit is PEACE, which is actually the peace of Jesus Christ as it is written in John 14:27 ; ” Peace I leave with you, my peace I give you, I do not give to you as the world gives.” Despite the uncertainties of the future, despite the various problems attacking our economy, despite the present upheavals in our society, a spirit-filled Christian could still remain relaxed, calm, serene. Because the peace of JesusChrist is in his/her heart.

PATIENCE: Longsuffering is synanimous to patient and enduring. Longsuffering is one of the virtues possessed by God so by Christ also. As Christians, longsuffering must be one of our virtues. We must be longsuffering with the weaknesses of out brothers and sisters in the faith. We must be longsuffering with the people we are leading to Christ.

KINDNESS: Kindness is synanimous to compassion, generosity, goodness of heart, goodness in deeds or actions. As we become controlled by the Holy Spirit, true kindness radiates from us . We become more considerate to people,we become compassionate to the needy, to the lost.

GOODNESS: Goodness is one of the virtues imparted to us by the Holy Spirit. We could only function well as Christian if we allow the Holy Spirit to control us. We can become the good trees that produce good fruits as the Holy Spirit controls us. The word is synanimous to suitable or worthy.

FAITHFULNESS: God is ever faithful to us at all times though sometimes we fail. As we are filled and controlled by the Holy Spirit, the virtue is reflected upon us. We also become faithful to him. We become faithful to our commitment to others. Faithfulness in not inherent in man, it is only a God-given virtue.

GENTLENESS: Gentleness is synanimous to meekness. Jesus claimed meekness for himself and significantly coupled it with being “lowly in heart.” His meekness is worthy of our imitation. Meekness of a Christian is displayed by accepting God’s dealings with us as good without any resistance. This is a display of lowliness before God and humility before men.

SELF-CONTROL: Self-control is a discipline, but it cannot be imposed from an outside source. Self-control cannot be achieved by training rather self-control is a fruit of the Holy Spirit. The spiritual Christian has this quality, not as a result of will power or effort but as a result of the work of the Holy Spirit in his lives. Jesus excercised much self-control during his earthly life. A spirit-controlled Christian has self-control in all aspects of his/her life. He has self-control in his thoughts, words, deeds, emotions. he knows well how to handle his emotions and thoughts. He is an emotionally mature person.

You should want to possess the 9 fruits of the Spirit all day e’rr day LOL! 🙂 Let all things you do glorify God and shine through!

Love Ya!

Peaches

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LOST AND FOUND AND LOST

I woke up the other morning and was in deep thought most of the day. The title of this message had my mind in a boggle all day. How can we be Christians and still so lost and confused? Now I know everyone can feel this way at some point in their lives, but we are supposed to have unmeasurable hope and confidence that things will get better; and better than they were previous to our “slump”.  I know so many fellow Christians (including myself :)) who are in search for that open door. We all know that God closes one door to open another, we all know to press on because God has a greater plan for our lives…but what do you say to someone who knows the above and still finds themselves sad, confused, angry, resentful? What do you say to someone who is needs more than what your telling them?

We, at one point, are lost. We live in darkness and sin, we walk away from the direction that God has called us; we think we are happy but deep down we are searching for more. Eventually, we find more…we find Jesus. That void that we have been trying to fill, whatever it may be is now filled. Filled with a warmth and unexplainable joy; we light dark paths wherever we walk because Jesus is dwelling within us. Unicorns and little bunnies come up to us and eat fresh oats from our hands, the sun is always shining, sunflowers are growing up all around us and sometimes we even hear the birds singing a song.

And then it happens…life.

Your start to question why you’re here. You may lose your job.  You want to know what else is in store for you. Everyone around you seems to be moving up and you…well your still trying to get up on the first step. Through discouragement and disappointment you find yourself standing still refusing to move or your walking into a “room” that looks like it might have everything you desire. Your “room” could be the very thing that you thought would bring you what you need at that very moment. As we walk closer to the door, Jesus is behind us telling us not to walk through…but no…we know better right? So we walk through–and the door shuts behind us and now we find ourselves back in darkness.

We are walking around in this space, just existing, performing daily routines and not truly feeling the joy and fulfillment that God has promised us. We’re in jobs we can’t stand…we’re grateful for it but would choose something different LOL! We can’t stand where we are, but don’t know where were supposed to be. We walked into this room, so we know there is an exit. We know Jesus is with us because He said He would be, but He isn’t speaking. So now your sitting in silence and in darkness and with no kind of direction, but you are expected to lift your head, walk tall, because after all – there is something better beyond the darkness.

So what happens to that person who was lost and found and then found themselves lost again on a different level? This might sound crazy but you must begin to speak encouragement and patience over your/their heart and mind. Now now, I know… sounds cliche but trust me, it’s what works. Proverbs 12:25 says anxiety in a man’s heart weighs it down, but an encouraging word makes it glad. You may feel like Jesus is silent, but He isn’t!! He has already talked to you through His word…He is not speaking because He wants you to speak to Him. So the first thing I suggest is get into your Word. I don’t mean gloss over a verse or two. I really mean, pray before you open the Bible and ask God what He has for you. Really meditate on the verse or verses that speak directly to you. Find a situation in the Bible that you can relate to and study it until the revelation comes.

-That’s exactly what Jesus did. He didn’t make it easy for himself by avoiding people’s troubles, but waded right in and helped out. “I took on the troubles of the troubled,” is the way Scripture puts it. Even if it was written in Scripture long ago, you can be sure it’s written for us. God wants the combination of his steady, constant calling and warm, personal counsel in Scripture to come to characterize us, keeping us alert for whatever he will do next. {Romans 15:3-5} This scripture tells us that Jesus knows EXACTLY what He got himself into with you LOL, but He encourages you to turn to the Bible for what we need. The Scripture will characterize you and keep you alert to what He will do next!

-My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth! He will not let you stumble; the one who watches over you will not slumber. {Psalm 121:2-3} This scriputure is telling you that you can remain calm and at peace in your darkness…you may grow weary and tired, but God will NEVER slumber. Know that everything works together for your good! Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you. {1Peter 5:7}

The second thing I would suggest is to…encourage someone else. Find someone or something that you can give to. Volunteer your time, lend an ear to someone, hug someone. When we turn from ourselves and begin to focus on others we find joy and begin to reflect the life of Jesus. When you begin to reflect the life of Jesus, you will begin to think like Him. And because the Father created you, you will soon become One with His son whom will have no choice but to reveal to you the desires of your heart and the direction to the open door you’ve been searching for.

Stop getting distracted in everything going on around you. It has NOTHING to do with your ultimate purpose. Stop talking to yourself. You are you worst counselor! Only Jesus can take the mumbo jumbo in your heart and mind and make it make sense. The enemy uses the thoughts in your mind to keep you distracted. Keep your mind blinders on and stay focused on Him! Who cares if Suzy Q won the Nobel Peace prize and you haven’t won a bowling game yet LOL…IT’S OKAY! Who cares if your cousin has 12 degrees and working on her 13th! And you happy to have walked across your high school stage. Who said you aren’t able to go back to school?  Who cares if Monet Hardy’s hair is growing out of control and mine is still sprouting…LOL oops got personal!! ;).  I think you get my drift, Jesus loves you!!  You are right where you are supposed to be, because there is going to come a day where youe path will cross with someone who is going to feel EXACTLY like you. You are going to be the only person who can minister to that person. Suzy Q won’t even have a chance 😉 What is meant for you is for you, no man can take that away!

Please, please, please don’t give up the fight. Jesus didn’t give up on you, don’t give up on Him. He has so much in store for you! All you have to do is just trust Him! For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope. {Jeremiah 29:11}

Stay encouraged! Your not alone and your definitely not lost my friend! Just Smile 🙂

Love Ya,

Peaches

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STOP HIDING!!!

This devotional that was sent to me today is AWESOME!!! I had to share this with you today…stop hiding!!

“When God asks you, “where are you?”, understand God knows exactly where you are. He wants you to find yourself.”

Love Ya,

Peaches

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Stop Hiding!

 “The Lord God called to the man, ‘Where are you?’” Ge 3:9 NIV

The first recorded question God ever asked was, “[Adam]…Where are you?” And it’s a question you need to stop and ask yourself today: “Where am I—really?” If you don’t know the answer, or you do but you don’t like it, then today’s devotion is for you. When God asked Adam, “Where are you?” he responded by saying, “I heard you in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked; so I hid” (v.10 NIV). It’s amazing the lengths we will go to in order to hide. We’ll bury ourselves in work, or get involved in an affair, or build a wall around our hearts—anything but face the truth. God wasn’t trying to find Adam; He just wanted Adam to find himself. Until you do that, you’re truly lost. And the problem is, when you hide you become a phony. Have you any idea how much emotional energy it requires to keep up a charade for others? Only two things are worse: being a phony with yourself, and being a phony with God. Furthermore, you’ll find it difficult to be honest with others or look them in the eye. Why? Because you’ll be afraid they might look into your heart and see the real you. Is that where you are today? Afraid to look into your own heart? The good news is, Adam was naked but God clothed him; he was guilty but God cleansed him; he was anxious but God comforted him. And if you come to Him today God will cleanse you, clothe you, and comfort you. He’s just waiting for the opportunity to do it!

Proverbs : 4 : Your life is at stake

 

Proverbs 4

Your Life Is at Stake

1-2 Listen, friends, to some fatherly advice; sit up and take notice so you’ll know how to live.
I’m giving you good counsel;
don’t let it go in one ear and out the other.

3-9 When I was a boy at my father’s knee,
the pride and joy of my mother,
He would sit me down and drill me:
“Take this to heart. Do what I tell you—live!
Sell everything and buy Wisdom! Forage for Understanding!
Don’t forget one word! Don’t deviate an inch!
Never walk away from Wisdom—she guards your life; 
   love her—she keeps her eye on you.
Above all and before all, do this: Get Wisdom! 
   Write this at the top of your list: Get Understanding!
Throw your arms around her—believe me, you won’t regret it;
never let her go—she’ll make your life glorious.
She’ll garland your life with grace,
she’ll festoon your days with beauty.”

10-15 Dear friend, take my advice;
it will add years to your life.
I’m writing out clear directions to Wisdom Way,
I’m drawing a map to Righteous Road.
I don’t want you ending up in blind alleys,
or wasting time making wrong turns.
Hold tight to good advice; don’t relax your grip.
Guard it well—your life is at stake!
Don’t take Wicked Bypass;
don’t so much as set foot on that road.
Stay clear of it; give it a wide berth.
Make a detour and be on your way.

16-17 Evil people are restless 
   unless they’re making trouble;
They can’t get a good night’s sleep 
   unless they’ve made life miserable for somebody.
Perversity is their food and drink,
violence their drug of choice.

18-19 The ways of right-living people glow with light;
the longer they live, the brighter they shine.
But the road of wrongdoing gets darker and darker—
travelers can’t see a thing; they fall flat on their faces.

Learn It by Heart

20-22 Dear friend, listen well to my words;
tune your ears to my voice.
Keep my message in plain view at all times.
Concentrate! Learn it by heart!
Those who discover these words live, really live;
body and soul, they’re bursting with health.

23-27 Keep vigilant watch over your heart;
that’s where life starts.
Don’t talk out of both sides of your mouth;
avoid careless banter, white lies, and gossip.
Keep your eyes straight ahead;
ignore all sideshow distractions.
Watch your step,
and the road will stretch out smooth before you.
Look neither right nor left;
leave evil in the dust.

OFF WITH THEIR HEADS!!!

Do you remember that line from Alice in Wonderland? As kids we were scared for Alice, we couldn’t understand how the Queen could request something so severe!

There is a story circulating in Georgia about a young man named Troy Davis, who is scheduled to be executed by lethal injection today, 9/21 at 7pm. I felt compelled to write a short blog about him today because…there is a strong chance this man is innocent. There has been a numerous amount of evidence that has come to the forefront that could very well prove that he is innocent of the crime he was charged for.

Check out the story here—->Troy Davis

I used to be an avid supporter of the death penalty. I will admit that it took time for me to truly understand that we are not to judge whether or not someone lives or dies…it is not up to us-no matter how severe their crime. For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, {Romans 3:23} so who are we to determine someone else’s fate?   It is our job to show the love of Christ that can cover a multitude of sins. We are to forgive and move on and let God take care of the rest.”Do not take revenge, my friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written: “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,” says the Lord.

I wanted you to be aware of what was happening and to remind you that you do not hold the fate of someone’s life in your hands. You don’t even control your own fate…

Your situation may not be as severe as the death penalty, but many of you “kill” someone whom you have not forgiven everyday. You try to control the fate of someone else because you harbor resentment and much like Troy Davis…they could be innocent. They may not ever intended to harm you, but you have charged them and want “off with their heads”.

Keep Troy Davis and the family of the victim in your prayers.

 

Love Ya,

Peaches

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SORRY, YOU DON’T KNOW EVERYTHING!

Proverbs (day 3)

Proverbs 3

Don’t Assume You Know It All

1-2 Good friend, don’t forget all I’ve taught you; take to heart my commands.
They’ll help you live a long, long time,
a long life lived full and well.

3-4 Don’t lose your grip on Love and Loyalty.
Tie them around your neck; carve their initials on your heart.
Earn a reputation for living well 
in God’s eyes and the eyes of the people.

5-12 Trust God from the bottom of your heart; 
   don’t try to figure out everything on your own.
Listen for God’s voice in everything you do, everywhere you go; 
   he’s the one who will keep you on track.
Don’t assume that you know it all.
Run to God! Run from evil!
Your body will glow with health,
your very bones will vibrate with life!
Honor God with everything you own;
give him the first and the best.
Your barns will burst,
your wine vats will brim over.
But don’t, dear friend, resent God’s discipline;
don’t sulk under his loving correction.
It’s the child he loves that God corrects;
a father’s delight is behind all this.

The Very Tree of Life

13-18 You’re blessed when you meet Lady Wisdom,
when you make friends with Madame Insight.
She’s worth far more than money in the bank;
her friendship is better than a big salary.
Her value exceeds all the trappings of wealth;
nothing you could wish for holds a candle to her.
With one hand she gives long life,
with the other she confers recognition.
Her manner is beautiful,
her life wonderfully complete.
She’s the very Tree of Life to those who embrace her.
Hold her tight—and be blessed!

19-20 With Lady Wisdom, God formed Earth;
with Madame Insight, he raised Heaven.
They knew when to signal rivers and springs to the surface,
and dew to descend from the night skies.

Never Walk Away

21-26 Dear friend, guard Clear Thinking and Common Sense with your life; 
   don’t for a minute lose sight of them.
They’ll keep your soul alive and well,
they’ll keep you fit and attractive.
You’ll travel safely,
you’ll neither tire nor trip.
You’ll take afternoon naps without a worry,
you’ll enjoy a good night’s sleep.
No need to panic over alarms or surprises,
or predictions that doomsday’s just around the corner,
Because God will be right there with you;
he’ll keep you safe and sound.

27-29 Never walk away from someone who deserves help; 
   your hand is God’s hand for that person.
Don’t tell your neighbor “Maybe some other time” 
   or “Try me tomorrow” 
   when the money’s right there in your pocket.
Don’t figure ways of taking advantage of your neighbor
when he’s sitting there trusting and unsuspecting.

30-32 Don’t walk around with a chip on your shoulder,
always spoiling for a fight.
Don’t try to be like those who shoulder their way through life.
Why be a bully?
“Why not?” you say. Because God can’t stand twisted souls. 
   It’s the straightforward who get his respect. 

33-35 God’s curse blights the house of the wicked,
but he blesses the home of the righteous.
He gives proud skeptics a cold shoulder,
but if you’re down on your luck, he’s right there to help.
Wise living gets rewarded with honor;
stupid living gets the booby prize.

 

Love Ya!

Peaches

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