Read Proverbs 4:7 –

Solomon wrote in Ecclesiastes 7:29, ‘This is all that I have learned: God made us plain and simple, but we have made ourselves very complicated.’ So it figures that a wise way to live is to always be on the lookout for ways of simplifying your life.

Ask yourself, ‘What would an uncomplicated life look like? What could simplicity mean, today or this week?’ If less is more, where would you benefit from less of something, to make more time for something else? Less hoarding, more giving? Less TV, more sleep? Less worry, more trust? Less anger, more laughing? Less bitterness, more forgiveness?

Get wise. Simplify.



Maybe the wisest thing you can do today is celebrate someone else. Celebrate what they’ve worked hard to get, or what they’ve been given, or what happy thing has happened to them. Celebrate, because being jealous says more about you than it says about the person you’re jealous of – and it doesn’t say good things.

Being jealous just tells people that you don’t believe your Heavenly Father has good gifts in store for you. Celebrating, on the other hand, shows you trust that He’s got your best interests at heart, and that you aren’t threatened by how He chooses to bless others.

Read Proverbs 14:30 –



Is there someone you hate being around – because you never know what you’re going to get? Like, they’re impulsive and unpredictable and if they’ve had a bad start to their day, they’re going to make sure the rest of everyone else’s day is horrible too.

You don’t want to be like that, right?

Solomon said, ‘Fools vent their anger, but the wise quietly hold it back.’ (Proverbs 29:11 – Ask Jesus today to help you and not let circumstances rule your mood and relationships. That means, live from the inside out, not the outside in. Take your emotions along for the ride, but you make sure you’re in the driver’s seat.



Speak Up

“Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselvesdefend the rights of the poor and needy” (Proverbs 31:8,9).

Sometimes I feel really bad that I’m not saying or doing enough. The need seems too great, my abilities too small and everyday life too overwhelming. But God isn’t asking us to just do good things but rather to partner with Him and where He is working in the world. So don’t let condemnation pin you down. Trust God and go and change the world together! “How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world” Anne Frank.

Read Proverbs 31:8-9 here: