Hello everyone! I hope that your day was good! My day wasn’t too bad. Although I didn’t feel my best, I seemed to have stayed productive while resting. I constitute productivity as a win!
Every morning I read my daily readings, check reference 1 if you are interested in what books! I like to look for a thought that stands out, today the morning message seemed to be relaying WISDOM.
Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: And with all thy getting get understanding.Proverbs 4:7 KJV
If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.James 1:5 KJV
While the main message was wisdom, the bridge message was COMPASSION. Have you ever met someone that had all the right answers but the way the answers were presented made them look ignorant because of their arrogance? I am talking about the person that tries to convince you that their knowledge is right, without ever thinking that you might have the same knowledge. They are trying to teach you something you know. . . If you are anything like me you question if they are conversing with you or themselves.
I am not going to lie, I find myself assuming I know something when in reality I was wrong all along. I believe wisdom is brought forward when we desire to be a student. Sad fact arrogance is an epidemic in the Christian community when the Bible calls us to be meek, kind, and have humility. Then when God has to teach us his law because we chose to have all the answers, we question God instead of taking responsibility. Oh, but the Bible has so much to teach us all!
Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you.Philippians 4:8-9 KJV
Your posture can shine your heart or transmit anxiety.Josh Baran
If only there was a point of perfection where we could all have genuine compassion for one another all the time, but the truth is we will all have our cardinal days. Just as we want nothing more or less than compassion on those hard days, we should believe that everyone deserves the opportunity for compassion! For we all fall short of the glory of God but through the blood of Jesus we are justified. In other words, you are learning better, as God told Apostle Paul, through your weakness you are being perfected that the power of Christ falls upon you. Compassion.
I had a podcast interview today with Comedian Mikey Bell! We spoke about the lack of compassion the church had towards him while he was weak in sin as a pastor. Agh, God was still working on him and had big plans for Mikey’s life! The church made it very difficult for him to take care of his family and even went so far as to try to block his blessings. But guess what? Those trials would ultimately transform Mickey Bell into a 2021 comedian of the year by the Inspiration Country Music Awards, only one year into the business! Once upon a time, he was lacking in certain areas, and the church was lacking in certain areas. Ultimately at the end of the day, we all lack perfection. While the church tried to ruin Mikey, God was elevating him. This was such an amazing interview, you really don’t want to miss it, it is set to publish on February 13th! Check out Mickey Bell below, don’t be afraid to hit subscribe to show your support!
Father God, we thank you for continuing to grow us on our journey. We ask that you give us the wisdom to know when we need to learn better and do better. Teach us how to have compassion even when we are exhausted and overwhelmed. Teach us to be more like you, and show us who we are in you. We love you and praise you in Jesus’ Mighty Name I Pray AMEN! I wish you all a mighty day to come! Blessings 🙏