#wisewords

Stress Reliever

What is your go-to stress reliever?
Is it a bucket of KFC chicken?
A Netflix binge watching session?
Do you make like an ostrich in the Karoo and stick your head in the sand?

School is stressful.
You have deadlines coming at you from all angles and sometimes it feels like it’s too much. But Proverbs tells us exactly how to handle stress. We are told to commit our plans to the Lord, and then we will succeed (16v3 – http://bit.ly/2vHIG7P).

This doesn’t mean we’ll ace every test by prayer alone, but it encourages us to place everything at His feet and draw the strength we need to succeed from Him.

#wisewords
#BronS

#wisewords

How is your Bible reading going this year?

We’re 3 months into the year, and our best intentioned plans that we made in January feel really far away. You might not be going to the gym as often as you like, and maybe your room isn’t quite as tidy as you’d hoped.

But can I really encourage you on something?

Don’t let your Bible reading time be the thing that you slide back on. Pay attention to the Bible, to what it says, to what it teaches. Protect your time with the Bible and God, as Proverbs 4:20 (http://bit.ly/2VqRcEB) tells us.

#wisewords
#BronS

2019/02/22

We live in a world that glorifies being rich and looks down on those who struggle or are found in the margins of society. Jesus, however, always seemed to be drawn towards those that were generally marginalised or shunned.

The writer of the Proverbs calls us to be like Jesus in this way.
Read Proverbs 14:31 here – http://bit.ly/2H0MURK

The poor are all around us and we can start by seeing them, by asking their name and extending some dignity and humanity to them as we maybe listen to their story or share a meal together.

#wisewords
#brettfish

2019/02/15

One of my favourite most-quotes is this one, from Proverbs 27:6 ,‘Wounds from a friend can be trusted, but an enemy multiplies kisses.’(http://bit.ly/2LtYSk7)

Too often, the people around us would rather let us carry on making mistakes than risk having conflict with us [who enjoys conflict?]. But this verse builds on the idea of accountability saying that if we have people who truly love us, even when their words are hard to hear they can be trusted to help us grow in character and become better people. Those who simply “Yes!” everything we do are not real friends at all.

#wisewords
#brettfish