on proverbs chapter two and how to avoid staring into the barrel of lifes ugly gun

Tune your ears to wisdom, and concentrate on understanding. Search for them as you would for lost money or hidden treasure…then you will understand what is right, just, and fair, and you will know how to find the right course of action every time. For wisdom will enter your heart, and knowledge will fill you with joy. Wise planning will watch over you. Understanding will keep you safe. – proverbs 2 : 2-4 & 9-11

How fast would your heart start beating if you witnessed a toddler holding a gun..just imagine seeing a little two year old boy or girl standing there curiously staring into the barrel of a gun. What would you do? Oh my goodness, just the thought of it makes my stomach hurt. I pray that in a furious attempt to save a life, you would leap towards the child and snatch the gun away from them. If any of you reading this have children then you know what would come next..the child would probably burst into tears because their toy had just been taken. In those few moments after, can you imagine how you would feel? You know when you are truly startled how you can feel the blood running through your veins..I would imagine you would feel something like that. In a matter of seconds every tragic scenario would play through your mind..you would see the child on the floor surrounded by blood, you would see that precious little child in a coffin..you would probably even be able to hear the sound of yourself or the child’s mother weeping. It would be a life changing event. As all this was going on within your mind you more than likely would not even hear the child fussing because their shiny toy had just been mercilessly snatched from them. Can we imagine such ignorant foolishness? Of course we can..we were once that way..for a child lacks understanding.

How many areas of your life are like a loaded gun? Really search your current situation and think about it. For some of you it may be something that you cannot change overnight..but really tune your ears to wisdom, concentrate on understanding what it is that you can do to make right what may be putting your life in harms way..as it says above, search for it like you would for lost money or hidden treasure. Lost money or hidden treasure..how fast would you jump to it if there was money to be found? With how cut-throat this world is..it would be pretty fast, I’m sure. How much more precious is your future? How much more precious is your life? Or for others, your “loaded gun” could be something that could be changed in an instant..with one firm and thoughtful decision.

What ever your case may be, the verse that says, wise planning will watch over you. Understanding will keep you safe..this verse could not hold anymore truth. How much joy could your life hold if every decision you made was a decision that had been wisely planned..one that you completely understood the consequences of. Don’t stumble through life in the dark..like an innocent child looking into the barrel of a loaded gun..you are here for more than that. You are here for a reason. You may not yet know what that reason is..but I promise..if you truly turn your heart to seek what is wise..what is just..and what is fair..one day it will all make sense to you. Like a prisoner set free your life will be..

a challenge for anyone who thinks that everthing in the bible is crap

I am going to start a journey through the book of Proverbs. This is really a personal thing..I have tried several times to do this, but my efforts have never been a success. That is a big problem that I unfortunately have..my endurance for things is so short-lived. I get so bored and burnt out far too soon..I cant imagine how much in life I have missed out on because of this. So perhaps, if i include you on this journey, i may have a better chance at finishing. Hopefully I will grow because of this..hopefully anyone who reads along with me will grow also.

Of course the Proverbs are from the Bible..but, a part of my goal here is to step outside of the obvious and try to show how things in the Bible are good and just regardless of religion. So many people steer away from anything biblical just because they dont want to involve themselves in any of that heaven and hell “stuff”..well, if you are one of these people, please give me a chance.  Let me make you an offer..a challenge. Over the next few weeks really attempt to let the things you read change your attitude and your actions. When we are done..if your life has not improved, I want to know.

The purpose of these proverbs is to teach people wisdom and discipline, and to help them understand wise sayings. Through these proverbs, people will receive instruction in discipline, good conduct, and doing what is right, just, and fair. These proverbs will make the simpleminded clever. They will give knowledge and purpose to young people. Let those who are wise listen to these proverbs and become even wiser. And let those who understand receive guidance by exploring the depth of meaning in these proverbs, parables, wise saying and riddles. – Proverbs 1: 2-6

The above are the opening verses in the book of Proverbs..throughout the next few weeks please try and join me as I dig deeper and try to figure out different things that I can do to become a better person..a better wife..a better mother. And of course, more pleasing in the eyes of God..but, let me say it again, it is not going to be my mission to shove religion down your throat. It is my hope that together, we can become better people. As it is written in Proverbs 1:7..Only fools despise wisdom and discipline..lets not be foolish..myself included; my lack of discipline makes me the biggest fool of them all. I pray that I will gain some self-discipline from all of this…by me actually finishing this, we shall see if that happens.