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Monday, January 21, 2013

The Wise Keep On Track

In summary of Proverbs 4:21-22 it says, “Don't lose sight of my words. Let them penetrate deep within your heart, for they bring life and radiant health to anyone who discovers their meaning”

Bottom Line:
Don’t forget a single word, but think about it all.  Knowing these teachings will mean true life and good health for you.

What this means to me:
I need to keep his word close at heart.  If I start to lose track, I’ll go off course.  Keeping them close, letting them penetrate deep into my heart will bring guidance and better understanding and success to my life.  One of the pitfalls I face often is the temptation to take shortcuts (moral, ethical, spiritual or relational) to reach a goal.  Often they don’t really get me to where I really want to be, they just look to be the quick way there.  When I do take them they end up distracting me from what God wants me to do.  God wants me to not be absorbed with the things right in front of me.  He wants me to look up and be alert to what’s going on around me.  Christ is at work, that’s where the action is.  Today I will consider my goals and try to see if I’m approaching them via shortcuts.  If so, instead of the shortcut I need to consider his words and follow him to get to that goal.