Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Proverb of the Day

Proverb of the Day
Proverbs 30:5

This scripture took me back quite of few years. When I was struggling with a problem, I would open my red letter Bible to the New Testament to one of the four Gospels.  

I would begin to pray, then read Jesus' words.  It would be as if we were actually conversing.  Let me give you an example.

As a new believer, I once had a ministry in which I gave Scripture Jars to encourage others.  I called them "Jars of Hope". At one point I was unsure if I should continue with this ministry.  So, naturally I went to my LORD in prayer. This was many years ago, so I will share my experience to the best of my ability and recollection.  It went something like this:  

"LORD, do I continue with this ministry?"

Jesus replied, "They do not need to go away.  You give them something to eat."  Matthew 14:16

(In John 6:35 Jesus states He is the bread of life. Then Jesus declared, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.)

Again, I prayed, "How do I continue?"  The next time he spoke after Matthew 14:16, He said, "Bring them here to Me." Matthew 14:18

I prayed, "But I'm afraid.  How do I know I'm doing the right thing?" Again, the next time He spoke was in Matthew 14:27:  "Take courage!  It is I.  Don't be afraid."

You see?  In this instance it was like conversing with Jesus!

Now, I'm not saying it will always be like this.  Nor am I saying this is the only way to pray or that it is for everyone.  I am simply sharing what I did and what happened.  

It was amazing.
It was life changing.
It was real.

Dear Friend, this is my truth.


  1. Thank you, I love when this type of prayer conversation happens between Jesus and me, truly it is a conversation! Thank you for sharing.

  2. Isn't it wonderful how our LORD uses every manner to reach us? Love it - and Him!