Posted by: ritagone | January 24, 2018

The Eyes of Wisdom

 

Great piece of advice as I’m reading Timothy and Kathy Keller’s book “God’s Wisdom for Navigating Life” this year in my early morning devotions:

 

         “Wisdom is to see things through as many other eyes as possible, through the Word of God and through the eyes of your friends, of people from other races, classes, and political viewpoints, and of your critics.  Wise women and men crate a company of counselors around them – mentors and advisers and friends and people from whom they can get a ‘second opinion.’ The gospel is the greatest resource for creating teachability. It shows us that we are sinners, yet its deep assurance of God’s unconditional love for us in Christ makes it possible to face our flaws without denial.

         Is there a person or kind of person you should be listening to but have not made the effort to do so?”

 

 

As I study the book of Ecclesiastes, I’m more and more aware of just how unwise I am.  Or, to put it another way, I’m more and more aware of just how wise I thought I was.  But I’m not.  I have so much to learn.  So far to go.

Another step today in the right direction.

Baby steps.

One foot after another.  Eyes forward, not backward.  No regrets.  Well, as few as possible.  Asking the hard questions of myself.  Hoping for the answers that will move me along the right path.

 

 

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  1. This really spoke to me …loved the Tim and Kathy Keller quote. I go to yoga and I have befriended a woman who was a professor at Berkeley extreme liberal, atheist. She loves to talk and share her beliefs and ideas with me as we stand in the parking lot at Equinox …and she goes on and on about the “political nightmare our country is in ” I just pray, listen and occasionally get a few words in. One time she asked how I stay calm and ” deal ” I said that my faith isn’t in a country, or a person it’s in Jesus. Praying for her… and taking time to listen to her 😊THANKYOU Rita … even tho I don’t take the time to post I always love your ramblings


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