Wisdom Speaks – Will You Listen?

Wisdom Speaks - Will You Listen_ @saintintraining.net

“The quiet words of a wise person are better than the shouts of a foolish ruler. Wisdom is better than weapons of war, but one sinner can destroy much good.”
Ecclesiastes 9:17 – 18 ESV

The Wisdom of Solomon is known by most of us; really his wisdom stemmed from God and through him we see a small measure of just how wise God is. It is a wise man who puts his trust in God while a foolish man seeks his own counsel. Wisdom, for the most part, is not cherished in today’s society. The masses look to talk-show hosts, media moguls, talking pundits and soothsayers for words to guide them through the rocky path that is life. But today we’re going to look to the words of truth.

Solomon said a mouthful when he spoke of the destruction caused by the unwise, the sinful and the foolish. It takes only one sinful person to topple a kingdom. We can look to Adolf Hitler for an example. He was a single man full-up and overflowing with an ocean of evil. This ungodly man seduced an entire nation into sin – sin that left a permanent stain on its people and the following generations.

But praise God, just as one sinful person can destroy a nation, a church or a family, one God can save a soul, deliver a family and draw an entire race unto Himself.

God alone is greater than any power or principality! The angel asked Mary, the mother of Jesus, “Is there anything too hard for God?” The answer is a resounding, “NO!!”

If you’ve been told that all hope is lost I tell you – God can.

If your family is on the brink of destruction and stand in need of rescue – God can.

If your spouse, sibling or boss has leaned hard on your last nerve and you just want relief – God can!

While it is truth that one sinner can destroy much good. It’s equally true that one God, the only God can do anything but fail.

God said, “I will give a nation for you.” Do you believe Him? If so, then why despair? Since God alone is greater than any majority and you know He’ll give a nation for you what are you worried about?

Get up from where you are, raise your hands in praise and give thanks for the God who can do anything but fail!

God can and He will!

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Hope Reborn

Hope Reborn - a poem of faith @ saintintraining.net

In my quiet desperation
I waited but also feared.

In my silent contemplation
breathed a voice into my ear,

“Hear, but do not speak:
Believe, while thou dost weep.
Wait upon the Lord.
I say wait upon the Lord!”

In the quiet, in the stillness,
seeds of doubt I bid adieu.

Faithfully, ever patient wait I;
bless’ed hope has been renewed!

Copyright © Rebecca Wilcox 04/30/15
All Rights Reserved

Life can bring so many obstacles, so many moments for tears, self-recriminations, failed promises and dwindling faith. How does one resist the temptation to throw up one’s hands and simply say, “Forget it! I’ve had enough!”?

Hope.

It’s one word but it is heavy, loaded down and overflowing with tremendous faith, and it’s connected to the penultimate power source in existence. Hope paired with patience leads to victory. Don’t give up Beloved. Press on because the vision, the promises of God, are for an appointed time. Wait on the Lord and they will surely come to pass.

Meditation Scripture: Habakuk 2:2-4 AMP

And the Lord answered me and said, Write the vision and engrave it so plainly upon tablets that everyone who passes may [be able to] read [it easily and quickly] as he hastens by.

For the vision is yet for an appointed time and it hastens to the end [fulfillment]; it will not deceive or disappoint. Though it tarry, wait [earnestly] for it, because it will surely come; it will not be behindhand on its appointed day.

Look at the proud; his soul is not straight or right within him, but the [rigidly] just and the [uncompromisingly] righteous man shall live by his faith and in his faithfulness.

Pouring Into You: a poem of promise

Pouring into You_ a poem @ saintintraining.net

I pour into you [seep…seep…seep]

The aroma of holiness:  [seep…seep…seep]

 My glory, honor and peace [seep…seep…seep].

     Into you I infuse Myself and all that I am is all that you will become

but, only if I in you:  seep…seep…seep.

Copyright © Rebecca C. Wilcox 11/17/14
All Rights Reserved

Have you ever heard it said, “The darker the color, the richer the flavor,” regarding a good tasting tea? It’s true. The longer tea leaves are left to seep the fuller the taste and the richer the experience. So it is with us and Jesus – we have to seep in Him to become more like Him. The longer we abide in Him the richer, the stronger we become. Beloved, I encourage you today to seep…seep…seep in the presence of the Lord and He will pour more into you.

Meditation Scripture: John 15:4-5 NIV

Remain in me, as I also remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me.

“I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.