It’s Wisdom Wednesday, and here’s the good question I try to ask myself at least once a week:
How is Scripture specifically changing me this week?
No good being vague: I’ve been more diligent… I’ve been more patient…
Better to be specific: When I started off angry because I wasn’t getting my way, I remembered what God said in such and such verse and changed my attitude. Or whatever.
I guess I should have waited to post yesterday’s post today, because that’s the biggest thing I can think of. God helped me turn around and make right choices about how I used my time. My day went well, actually. Incidentally, I kind of figure I really was walking in the spirit, because I ended up several times stopping being “productive” to do kid stuff: long talk with David about guilt/ sadness/ salvation, and later in the evening my children asked me to stop cleaning and play the piano for them. Several times I had to decide (deliberately) to serve my children instead of putting them off or asking a sibling to take care of the problem.
God helped me to evaluate the importance of those interruptions (another time, and perhaps the right decision would be different), but I am encouraged since sometimes when I am diligent I know I’m not walking in spirit because I’m irritable! Now that I think of it, those “interruptions” were truly building my house wisely, although at the moment I simply stopped what I was doing to do them. God did answer my prayer for wisdom.
And my last thought of the day was: Now, the wisest thing to do with my time is go to sleep! The sleep of a righteous person is sweet. That’s true. I like going to sleep when I’ve done right and been diligent.