By Gail P Smith
There are so many wonderful things to know in this world. But Your knowledge is better than any other-- timeless, true, and never changing.
Help me to FOCUS-on You and Your Truth.
Help me to prioritize the incredible flood of information that comes at me
as relentless as waves of the ocean,
as demanding as a screaming child,
and as uncontrollable as a run-away train.”
I prayed this prayer last week as I sat on my porch one morning trying to corral my own run-away thoughts for my time alone with God.
I opened my Bible to Proverbs 23, verse 1 and what I read is in italics. (What I heard, in my heart, is in parenthesis.)
When dining with a rich man (when online on your computer)
Be on guard and don’t stuff yourself, though it all tastes so good: (Watch out, you don’t have to read everything that looks interesting, funny or so good)
For he is trying to bribe you (Cyber space would steal your time and your attention from, the crucial, the eternal to the trivial and meaningless.)
And no good is going to come from his invitation. (It will not help you become the person you want to be.)
I joyfully wrote in my journal:"Wow, Lord, even as I pray today in October of 2011, You had already answered my prayer thousands of years ago, speaking to my heart through the wisdom you gave to a king so long ago. You are an awesome, amazing and incredible God. There is none like You!"
Let neither my head nor my heart be bribed away from You, for reverence for You, Lord is the beginning and the ending of all wisdom.