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Just Don’t!

Read Proverbs 4:14-15 here https://bit.ly/3i2VBJm

Every romcom ever (or the ones I’ve watched at least) seems to have the line; Just don’t! It’s usually the girl to the guy, it’s uttered in a moment of frustration and it doesn’t need any explanation.

Proverbs tells us, just don’t. Don’t follow the ungodly crowd or even walk the same road as them. The passage says not to even think about it, instead it tells us to walk away and keep walking. In our own strength this is not easy. God invites us to ask for the strength to, just don’t.

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Guard your heart

I confess, I can be quite a dramatic person. It’s getting better as I get older, but I love to use words like “always” and “never” when disagreeing with my hubby or one of my kids. I love it when the Bible uses big statements. Maybe it makes me feel better about my dramatic moments.

Proverbs 4:20-22 (https://bit.ly/354IK5P) is a big statement and it’s so specific. Often Proverbs gives us an instruction and then a benefit of following this instruction. In this verse the benefit is that this will determine the course of our lives. Wow! That is an amazing benefit.

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Fix your eyes on the horizon.

You probably won’t but if you ever get the opportunity to road trip with me, don’t! I get motion sickness in anything that moves. It’s awful to be me on a road trip and even worse to be a passenger in the same car!

(Proverbs 4:25-27 – https://bit.ly/2xEBN8c)

This verse encourages us to look straight ahead and fix our eyes on what is in front of us. I’ve been told more than once to avoid motion sickness by fixing my eyes on the horizon. When you do this, it helps to provide balance and stability. This applies our spiritual lives as well.

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Look to those older than you.

We’ve read about some incredible women in the Bible in August. I hope you’ll read their stories and learn from them. One of the biggest lessons we can learn when we look at how to become wise women, is to mentor and be mentored.

“Walk with the wise and become wise” Proverbs 13:20 (https://bit.ly/2QgjIpB).

Surround yourself with women older and wiser than you. Likewise, be open to mentoring women younger than you. Set a good example, be aware of the image you portray.

History remembers strong, courageous, wise women. Ask God to show you what kind of legacy He wants you to leave.

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