“We’re going on an adventure!”

I should just make it a habit of saying that every morning when I sit up in bed. Because when you Follow God, and you are open to the Flow of the Holy Spirit, crazy stuff happens. Amazing things. EVERY DAY. Just a few weeks ago, we were feeling that subtle atmospheric change that means something is coming. My husband said we were getting too comfortable and stagnant. God is going to force us to grow. Oh boy. And we are, growing and going, way out of our comfort zone. We’re moving. We don’t know when yet, most likely next spring after school is out, but we need to be ready to go sooner if God says to. We know where, but we aren’t sharing that at this time with the general public. My husband has a job waiting for him, we’re waiting for God to line up a house for us and the means to get there. It’s exciting and scary at the same time. It wasn’t our first choice, definitely not what we were expecting, and will require a LOT of obedience. I’m choosing to keep trusting it’s all going to work out beautifully, because that’s how God does things. So, while I de-clutter, pack and sort, I’m actively worshipping God and praying for His guidance in EVERY. SINGLE. STEP.

I ask you, friends, please be praying for us in this time of change and growth. We’re going to need it! God be with you.

Proverbs 11

1The lord detests the use of dishonest scales,

but he delights in accurate weights.

2Pride leads to disgrace,

but with humility comes wisdom.

3Honesty guides good people;

dishonesty destroys treacherous people.

4Riches won’t help on the day of judgment,

but right living can save you from death.

5The godly are directed by honesty;

the wicked fall beneath their load of sin.

6The godliness of good people rescues them;

the ambition of treacherous people traps them.

7When the wicked die, their hopes die with them,

for they rely on their own feeble strength.

8The godly are rescued from trouble,

and it falls on the wicked instead.

9With their words, the godless destroy their friends,

but knowledge will rescue the righteous.

10The whole city celebrates when the godly succeed;

they shout for joy when the wicked die.

11Upright citizens are good for a city and make it prosper,

but the talk of the wicked tears it apart.

12It is foolish to belittle one’s neighbor;

a sensible person keeps quiet.

13A gossip goes around telling secrets,

but those who are trustworthy can keep a confidence.

14Without wise leadership, a nation falls;

there is safety in having many advisers.

15There’s danger in putting up security for a stranger’s debt;

it’s safer not to guarantee another person’s debt.

16A gracious woman gains respect,

but ruthless men gain only wealth.

17Your kindness will reward you,

but your cruelty will destroy you.

18Evil people get rich for the moment,

but the reward of the godly will last.

19Godly people find life;

evil people find death.

20The lord detests people with crooked hearts,

but he delights in those with integrity.

21Evil people will surely be punished,

but the children of the godly will go free.

22A beautiful woman who lacks discretion

is like a gold ring in a pig’s snout.

23The godly can look forward to a reward,

while the wicked can expect only judgment.

24Give freely and become more wealthy;

be stingy and lose everything.

25The generous will prosper;

those who refresh others will themselves be refreshed.

26People curse those who hoard their grain,

but they bless the one who sells in time of need.

27If you search for good, you will find favor;

but if you search for evil, it will find you!

28Trust in your money and down you go!

But the godly flourish like leaves in spring.

29Those who bring trouble on their families inherit the wind.

The fool will be a servant to the wise.

30The seeds of good deeds become a tree of life;

a wise person wins friends.

31If the righteous are rewarded here on earth,

what will happen to wicked sinners?    NLT

This chapter has been repeatedly been brought up to read, so clearly I have much to glean from it and just haven’t finished yet. So I’m sharing it with you. I think I will actually try to break it down into pieces and study the meaning of these nuggets of wise advice and truth. Some seem pretty straight forward, others are a little strange-sounding to me. Here’s to gleaning wisdom from Scripture.