Bible Study & Devotional (Day 41)
Guiding Scripture: Proverbs 8:27-32, “I was there when he set the heavens in place, when he marked out the horizon on the face of the deep,
28 when he established the clouds above
and fixed securely the fountains of the deep,
29 when he gave the sea its boundary
so the waters would not overstep his command,
and when he marked out the foundations of the earth.
30 Then I was constantly at his side.
I was filled with delight day after day,
rejoicing always in his presence,
31 rejoicing in his whole world
and delighting in mankind.
32 “Now then, my children, listen to me;
blessed are those who keep my ways.
🔴 God-consciousness is Wisdom
Contributing Writer: Temi Michael-O
Proverbs 8:27-32 begins with a message from wisdom. Who is this “wisdom”? Jesus is the wisdom of God (1 Corinthians 1:30), and he has always been with the Father. When we have our eyes and hearts set on Jesus, we will make wise decisions and be blessed.
These scriptures call our attention to the magnificence of God and how he reveals himself through his creation- the clouds, the waters, etc. As a student-mom, I have been studying the concept of mindfulness. I notice that the secular mindfulness theory calls humans to focus on nature and become one with nature for peace. However, wisdom calls our attention to the Creator because it is wisdom to worship the Creator, and we find peace in the Creator of the universe.
Today, take a moment and look at the sky and thank God for the clouds that give us rain to water our plants and regulate our ecosystem. Every time you observe nature, be intentional about glorifying the Creator. The beauty of it all is that God created nature for you. Jesus delights in you and rejoices over you. I hope this truth makes you feel special today.
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Temitope Michael-Olaniran (Fafore) is a wife, #boymom, and U.S. Army veteran. She is the author of A Christian Mother’s Creed and founder of Christian Mommas. As an advocate for spiritual and emotional wellness, Temi provides spiritual and emotional support to families of children ages zero to five. She is a Perinatal, Infant, and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant, Certified New Parent Educator and trained Postpartum Doula. She enjoys traveling, blogging, and spending time with her family.
This devotional was submitted by Temi Michael-O, a loving contributor to Our Given Purpose. Edited by Torrie Slaughter the founder of Our Given Purpose® in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
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