Previously, I have written on my blog about my begging of God to open doors of opportunity which would bring important change in certain areas of my life. Thankfully, an answered prayer came today as God opened the door of a new opportunity for me this week and I walked through it today...
I am so thankful for this opportunity (which I hope to be able to elaborate upon in the future), However I realized as I am reflecting on the day... that sometime's walking through God's doors can feel like going to a surprise party. Things are unexpected but you enjoy them. Last night as I was getting ready to tuck in for the night I grabbed Daddy's bible, closed my eyes, and started flipping the pages. His bible opened up to Proverbs Chapter 3, in which he wrote the words, "to my son Shane, to my daughter Kacey." As I started scanning the words I had to laugh as I literally said aloud, "thanks Daddy." These verses truly put my preparation and worry over this new opportunity into great spiritual perspective. (The verses I have underlined are ones that Daddy underlined in his bible.)
Proverbs 3: 1-14
1 My son, do not forget my teaching,
but keep my commands in your heart,
2 for they will prolong your life many years
and bring you prosperity.
3 Let love and faithfulness never leave you;
bind them around your neck,
write them on the tablet of your heart.
4 Then you will win favor and a good name
in the sight of God and man.
5 Trust in the LORD with all your heart
and lean not on your own understanding;
6 in all your ways acknowledge him,
and he will make your paths straight.
7 Do not be wise in your own eyes;
fear the LORD and shun evil.
8 This will bring health to your body
and nourishment to your bones.
9 Honor the LORD with your wealth,
with the firstfruits of all your crops;
10 then your barns will be filled to overflowing,
and your vats will brim over with new wine.
11 My son, do not despise the LORD's discipline
and do not resent his rebuke,
12 because the LORD disciplines those he loves,
as a father the son he delights in.
13 Blessed is the man who finds wisdom,
the man who gains understanding,
14 for she is more profitable than silver
and yields better returns than gold.
Basically friends, the way to be a wise man is to forget your own knowledge and seek the wisdom of God, and to respect and acknowledge His position ... because no matter what doors open, He is in charge of the party and the outcome is known only to Him.
Thank you God for sending me these special words from you and my daddy when I needed to prepare myself by having a calm spirit and calm heart. Thank you for open doors and I pray that I will always continue to be wise and trust you, no matter what is on the other side of the door.