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Day 6 Proverbs Challenge: Just Do

by Sharman J. Monroe

For the commandment is a lamp,
And the law a light.

Proverbs 6:23 (NJKV)

If you’re like me, you want God to clue you in on what’s going to happen next in your life so you can plan accordingly. Unfortunately, God doesn’t work like that. Why? God wants us to learn to trust Him regardless of what we see or hear. God wants us to learn to lean on Him at all times in our lives. God wants us to learn to be patient, and content, and listen for His guidance.

God told Abram, when he was seventy-five years old, to leave his family and his country and go to a new land (Genesis 12:1). Leaving one’s family was simply unheard of during this time. Continue reading

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Day 5 Proverbs Challenge: Your Own Well

by Sharman J. Monroe

Drink water from your own cistern,
And running water from your own well.  

Proverbs 5:15 (NKJV)

Many people say Proverbs 5 addresses adultery. I agree, but its message also relates to other matters. Oftentimes, we compare our lot in life with what we see going on someone else’s life. And when we compare, nine times out ten, we see all the lack in our own life. Envy comes around, gets comfortable in our mind, bringing all kinds of snacks, and cozies down for a long stay. Envy’s friends, hatred and anger, soon follow.

God directs us to drink from our OWN cistern and OWN well. Continue reading

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Day 4 Proverbs Challenge: Take Care of Your Heart

by Sharman J. Monroe

Keep and guard your heart with all vigilance and above all that you guard,

for out of it flow the springs of life.

Proverbs 4:23 (AMP)

Your heart pumps life-giving blood through your body. If something is wrong with your heart, then blood doesn’t flow properly and have you health problems. Similarly, in the spiritual realm your heart is your core, your soul, your source of life-giving behavior. Whatever is present in your core will eventually show up in your life. Have you ever been around someone who was nice at first, but then the person became negative and mean for no apparent reason? What happened? The person’s true nature showed up. That negativity and meanness was always in their heart. It was their core and it eventually flowed out for all to see.

Guarding your heart is paramount in the Christian walk. Continue reading

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Day 2 Proverbs Challenge

by Sharman J. Monroe

When wisdom enters your heart,
And knowledge is pleasant to your soul,
Discretion will preserve you;
Understanding will keep you,

Proverbs 2: 10-11 (NJKV)

What is wisdom? According to the dictionary, wisdom is knowledge of what is true or right coupled with just judgment as to action; sagacity, discernment, or insight.[1] Where does wisdom come from? Many say it comes from education and experience with a touch of gut feeling. But how much wisdom can we really have when we only possess finite information? We don’t know what will happen in the next hour and we don’t know all the consequences of our decisions. Continue reading

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