20My son, pay attention to what I say; listen closely to my words. 21 Do not let them out of your sight, keep them within your heart; 22 for they are life to those who find them and health to a man’s whole body. 23 Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life. 24 Put away perversity from your mouth; keep corrupt talk far from your lips. 25 Let your eyes look straight ahead, fix your gaze directly before you. 26 Make level paths for your feet and take only ways that are firm. 27Do not swerve to the right or the left; keep your foot from evil. (Proverbs 4:20-27 NIV)
When you invite trouble, it’s usually quick to accept.
Be the first to say “Hello.”
No one cares how much you know, until they know how much you care.
No matter how young or old we are, wisdom can always be found from our Father in Heaven, and the parents from whom He has blessed us. My mom has always been the master at these one liners that have stuck with me for years. When I was younger, she would share these nuggets of wisdom with me before, during and after times that I would do something unwise, unkind, or selfishly.
What are some of the most valuable lessons you have learned from Scripture and/or your parents? For months on Sunday mornings, the announcement guys have been challenged to offer the congregation a challenge for the week from the lesson.
My challenge for you is this…write down in a journal, notebook, or phone words of wisdom. Pray about it and as life happens, write down what you did well and what you could have done better.
Every day is full of opportunities to represent Jesus or represent Satan. Your mindset matters. Be the Light.