August 28 – He’s Got the Whole World . . .

The Lord by skillful and godly wisdom has founded the earth; by understanding He has established the heavens. By His knowledge the deeps were broken up and the skies distill the dew. Proverbs 3:19-20 AMP

I had a conversation with a dear friend recently about the “way of the world.” As it stands right now, leadership, world-wide, seems to have lost touch with reality and thus taken their brains out with the morning trash!

How in the world are you going to blow up your neighbor without putting a hole in your own vital existence? This little fragile ball is just that; fragile and one complete ball hanging out in a delicate balance.

And for the record, king, queen, president, or prime minister doesn’t possess the universal right to dictate what ultimately goes on in the grand scheme.  God alone founded mother earth. She is his creation and she answers to Him. To forget that is to find oneself frustrated and confused as she rolls on. Proverbs tell us God alone established the functionality of the heavens above and the deep below. And in order for her subjects to understand how to grasp and govern her, they have got to be possessed by the wisdom and knowledge of her Master and Creator. And that, my friends, is often the missing link.

But for the willing and humble soul, she will yield her bounty in time of famine. For she was created to respond to God-inspired direction. If love for your fellow man and patience with your faithful Father consumes the depth of your being, Mother Earth, Sister Sky, and Brother Water will gladly lend their assistance to your noble efforts.

August 27- Skill Set

Skillful and godly [a]Wisdom is more precious than rubies; and nothing you can wish for is to be compared to her. Proverbs 3:15 AMP

Skill is the ability to do something well. And it matters not how old you are, if you have the “how to,” opportunity will find you.

At the time of this writing, my eldest daughter is operating her own baking and food catering enterprise. And her younger brother (by eighteen months) continues to be sought after for his craftsmanship in wood.

Yes, they are young, but in the area of skill, they have been “practicing” their unique crafts for almost a decade.

Early on, when they were seven and eight, we allowed them to cook and fix stuff. Indeed, there were many messes to clean up and mistakes to correct along the way. But that allowed their confidence to blossom. This is where godly wisdom kicked in, because until you or I or anybody else has our heads and hands in the game, with our necks on the line, wisdom makes no sense to us.

That’s why as a father today’s Proverb makes me smile. It assures me my kiddos will always have what they need. No matter what happens in the world, as long as people need food and shelter, I know at least two people who will always have plenty of work!

But beyond that, my prayer is on behalf of the masses that have never seen themselves as having any valuable skill. May God open a door of enlightenment and development so that each and every person on the planet will see themselves as part of the solution and not just a helpless case in the wake of a torrential down pour of chaos. May we all be infused by God, with the assurance that when the storm is over, we can and will be the skill and wisdom He uses to put it all back together once again.