Friday, February 11, 2000

   Discretion will protect you, and understanding will guard you.
    -- Proverbs 2:11, New International Version

   What a good thought.  How often do we just jump the gun and make arbitrary decisions without so much as a prayer or a though to understand what the decision might mean.  This proverb offers a great guideline to life.  Be thoughtful in all you do.  Understand who you are and what you are about.
    Hear the Good News, God gives us this ability, this gift.  The gift to be patient, the gift to learn from your mistakes.  Therefore, knock and the door shall be opened unto you, seek and you shall find.  Wait on the Lord's guidance, long to live for him as a person of character.

   Father, create in me a heart of patience. Help to develop my character in such a way that is pleasing to You.  Keep me mindful of my surroundings as I make decisions that effect other people.  Most of all give me a heart that is full of wisdom and integrity. Finally, thank You for all You have done and all You will continue to do.  In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.