Read Proverbs 15:13 (

Do you want to enjoy life?
Of course you do!!

We can think that amazing things will make us happy and so we spend energy chasing after the latest things and the bigger thrills.

The truth is you can do something amazing, but if your heart is worried as you do it, even though you have been looking forward to it, you will not enjoy it.
However, if your heart is happy, you can smile, even when life goes wrong and find joy in the simplest things.

So, make your heart a priority, let Jesus’ love fill your heart and you will find joy everywhere.



Proverbs 16:9(

The world pushes us to make plans left, right and centre – which schools to go to, what to study, whether to go to varsity or not, where to work and live. Yes, practically we do have to make some plans. However, the priority in Proverbs 16:3-4 is not making our own plans, it is committing to the Lord whatever we do.

It is a hard choice to make, but it is wiser to do everything for the glory of God and not ourselves.

Ask God to teach you what this looks like in your own life.



Proverbs 13:3(

When I was in grade 8 and 9 one of the biggest things people noticed about me was the fact I didn’t swear (I messed it up more when I got older). Proverbs 13:3 gives some words of wisdom, we are asked to guard our lips because those who speak thoughtlessly will come to ruin.

It is easy to accidently hurt people with our words and once we have said something it is very hard to take it back. Proverbs 13:3 reminds us to guard our lips, lets follow this advice, thinking through what we say. This could be anything from swearing to gossiping.



Proverbs 5:21-23(

As any good father would, God gives us a word of warning in Proverbs 5:21-23. He warns us against evil deeds and lack of discipline, for these things will lead us astray from God. He also reminds us that our ways are in His view. Any professional sports person will tell you discipline is important to be good at their game. It is the same for faith.

Being disciplined isn’t about being boring, it is the wise decision to stay strong and healthy in your faith. Ask God to help you with this, be it praying regularly, devotions (WordSpace) or being part of a faith community.