Through wisdom a house is built, and by understanding it is established; by knowledge the rooms are filled with all precious and pleasant riches. Proverbs 24: 3-4

How many times do we respond to our husbands in a way that is not pleasing to them or God? I love how Stormie says, “Shut up and Pray!” This is where wisdom comes in. Knowing the time to speak and the time to shut up and pray.

I learned early in my marriage that wisdom was something I lacked greatly. Although, if you would have asked me then, I’m sure I would have denied this. I realize that I wasn’t building my home with the words of love and encouragement. Instead, I pointed out Bill’s wrongs. My house was crumbling because I lacked wisdom. I’m so thankful that Stormie brings this to our attention right off the bat. Wisdom brings knowledge and builds a strong house (we are the house ).

Wisdom also delivers us from evil. Anything that tears our husbands down from our mouths is evil and wisdom can not be found. But with Wisdom our words will be gentle and have the impact we are hoping for. The Word say’s, A gentle answer turns away wrath!!

Please be encouraged. We are not perfect! The good news is God knows this. There are times when we fail. When you do, don’t kick your self. Instead, repent, stand back up, brush yourself off and smile. Remember the scripture “We can do all things through Christ who strengthens us”? In all my efforts God knows I have had to pick myself up to many times to count before I started getting it right. I still fall when I’m overtired especially. I am so grateful that our God is loving and gives us Grace.

One way wisdom comes is by reading Gods word. Take the time to read Proverbs 1-3 and highlight the “Treasures” God stands out for you. Hide these in your heart (the rooms of your house). Do this will all of Gods word and you will see changes happen within your self. Step by step God will cleanse our hearts form all wicked and evil way(sin) giving us a heart that is healthy with love, self sacrifice, wisdom and so much more.

Building our houses on the foundation of God’s word is crucial to or marriages and everything else God has given us to influence.

Lord, I pray you can use this small devotion in a mighty way. We need your wisdom and guidance. Give us a clear desire and passion to seek you each day. Teach of Lord your ways and build our homes in Spirit and in Truth. Draw us Holy Spirit to our Fathers Heart! In Jesus Name we pray. Amen!

Blessings, Cherie