Sunday, March 21, 2010

31 Day Challenge- - Proverbs Chapter 20

I am really late, my apologies to all (if you actually noticed).  I started off the month well having my blog posted by 10am every morning.  Now it is 12:08 and it is officially the 21st, but since I am still up and going from the 20th.  We will go with 20th, does that sound okay with everyone?  Glad we are in agreement, now on with Chapter 20!

There are many verses that stand out like v.7, so very true, what we pass on to our children; v.12- there is that reminder again; v.24- Lord please show me the way.

But what hits me in the gut is v.27 “The LORD's searchlight penetrates the human spirit, exposing every hidden motive.”

I can be doing the most noble thing, but if I am doing it with the wrong motives I might as well not had done it at all.  I remember the first time I read that verse I felt almost invaded, like I had been found out.  It made me really stop to think about why I do the things that I do.  What is my motive?  Am I hoping for some type of gain or praise?  This is starting to make me think too huge; let’s just take a look at today.  Why did I do the things that I did today?  How would you answer that question?  I have to say that my answers are way more pure than they were a couple of years ago.  I can say that I am more focused on the God impact than the Cj impact.  But there is still work to be done in me.  I am definitely a work in progress; but I am happy to say that I am not the person that I used to be and tomorrow is another day to start fresh and new.  What I didn’t do well in today I can do better in tomorrow, because tomorrow is a new day!

“And I am sure that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on that day when Christ Jesus comes back again.” Philippians 1:6

It is now 12:41am and I need to go to sleep, I have a Sunday School class to teach in the morning and I need to be able to make coherent sentences.  I am just having so much fun with this, I feel giddy with God.  Does that sound funny or am I just over-tired?  I don’t know what to call it but I just feel alive in God again.  It is something that has always been there in me but it is just way more evident these days.  Thank you God that you never leave nor forsake us.  AMEN!


  1. Motives....yeah drives me crazy when I think I know what my motive was and then light shines on the expections and attitudes that follow revealing what the underlying motivation really was...then comes reprioritizing and reevaluation of where my trust is..the placing my faith in the Father that He will do what He wills and my expectations arent needed just my anticipation of what He will do...looking for His hand:0)

  2. Hi Carolyn,

    Thanks for the FB add and I thought I'd pop in on you. You have a beautiful blog and I enjoyed my visit and your post above.

    GOD is good! I look forward to visiting again. God bless and keep you.

  3. Starla and Lisa,

    So great to have visitors! I am so enjoying my time studying Proverbs. my time in the word has brought so much to light in my life. I am glad that you came by to be a part of that.

    Thank you.


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