Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Reading Proverbs

What better way is there to start your day than to spend time reading God's word? I can tell you right now there is NOTHING better.

About a year ago my family and I started reading a proverb every morning before we start our day. What we do is read the chapter of proverbs that matches whatever day of the month it is. For example: today is the twenty-fifth so we would read proverbs 25. Then after we're done reading we write down at least four verses that really stood out to us and want to remember.

The book of Proverbs is full of widom. Every time I read it something different will stand out to me even if I've read the chapter a hundred times! It's like reading a whole new chapter.

This is a wonderful way to start your day and I really encourage you to start doing this yourself. There is so much wisdom in every chapter that we can to carry with us throughout the day; while we're doing school, helping clean the house, making supper, etc., we can try to remember the verses we wrote down that morning and think on them and try to apply them to our lives, and this doesn't just go for reading Proverbs, but wherever we read in the bible we need to try and apply what we learned to our lives and live it, not just read it and be done with it.

I want to apologize for not posting this week. Our Dad came home safely from Taiwan last friday:) so we've been spending time with him, and almost everyone in our family is/has been sick this past week. But, we will try really really hard to post at least 3 times next week.

I hope ya'll have a blessed weekend and I'll see you back here monday!



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Rebekah S. said...

I'm often so amazed by the wisdom to be found in Proverbs! There's just so so much wisdom!

That's a great idea! Daddy was talking to us the other day, mentioned this very idea. We have family worship every night, but this is something else that we will probably begin doing. And I love the idea of writing down the 4verses that stood out to you the most. What a grest idea; thanks for sharing it with us! I'll definitely do that whenever I'm reading through Proverbs.

I'm sorry to hear that your family wasn't feeling well. I hope everyone's getting better! Wow-your Dad was in Taiwan? That's neat! Did he go there for business or something like that?

Thanks for this great post!!