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A Place of Preparation

  No training, correction, or discipline seems pleasant at the time it is being administered to us, but afterwards we come to appreciate it. (Hebrews 12:11)   Have you ever found yourself in a place where you didn’t necessarily want to be? Often times when God wants to take us from where we are, to where He wants us to be, He’ll place us in certain situations that will truly test our faith. He rarely takes us to where He wants us to be without training, correcting and disciplining us. He takes the good and the bad, the ups and …

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Knowledge, Wisdom, and Discipling

“The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and discipline.” Proverbs 1:7   After mulling over what it means to be a “woman who fears the Lord” in Proverbs 31, I came back to Proverbs 1 at the beginning of the month and found this nugget: The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge … The place to begin for knowledge is a posture of reverence, holy fear, and awe towards God.  He is the source of all knowledge because He is the creator of all.  A rebellious heart may reject or …

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Learn To Be A Disciplined Person

      Scripture: Listen to your father, who gave you life, and do not despise your mother when she is old. Buy truth and do not sell it; get wisdom discipline, and understanding. Proverbs 23: 22-23. Do you consider yourself a disciplined person? Do you make to do lists and follow them? Strive to be on time for appointments or for all social events? Are you impatient with others you think are too slow? Are you competitive?  I need not continue: if you possess these traits, already you are a disciplined individual. However, since impatience also is one of our traits, we might work at trying to …