Proverbs · Refreshment in marriage

Don’t Let the (Marriage) Well Go Dry

Proverbs 5

I’m no farmer, but I do know that a dry well is not a happy thing.

I”m no marriage expert, but I do know that a “dry” marriage is also not a happy thing.

Let’s get the picture of that dry well in our head.  You go to the facet to get a drink and you notice some problems –

  • The taste of the water has changed.
  • The water is murky instead of clear.
  • The pump on the well is turning on and off more frequently.
  • The faucet is sputtering.

These are all signs that the well is going dry!

Now let’s get the picture of that dry marriage in our head ~

  • Marriage isn’t as sweet as it used to be!
  • Spouses hearts (one or both) are working out of the flesh instead of the Spirit)
  • There isn’t a steady outpouring of love and commitment – it’s on and off.
  • Communication is lacking.

These are all signs that the marriage well is going dry!

Wells are not meant to go dry and neither is marriage! Continue reading “Don’t Let the (Marriage) Well Go Dry”

Bible study · Proverbs

A Famished Soul

We all know what it’s like to be super-hungry.  We are ready for food NOW! That’s how we feel before the Thanksgiving meal.  Has you soul ever felt that empty?  What can we do about that?  Where is the remedy?

Today’s (less than ten minute) video will give the answer to that question.  God has a part in it, but so do we!

A couple questions:

  1. Are you wisely storing up “food” so your soul can feast from it when famine strikes?
  2. Are you being wisely industrious in the seasons of your life?  What needs to be tended to today?

Keep your hand from being “slack” and work to keep you from soul starvation!

Denise

Proverbs · Work

Who Wants To Work?!

Work…it is often called a “four-letter word.”  We run from it and avoid it, yet God has much to say in the Book of Proverbs about being a hard worker.  He uses a tiny insect to teach us how to be industrious.

Here’s today’s video lesson in Proverbs, Consider the Ant, found in chapter 6.

 

What tasks are most difficult for you to tackle?
What spiritual work will you attempt today?

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God's Will · Proverbs

God’s Bulldozer

Can you think of a time that you were desperate to know God’s will?  I remember scenarios such as

my senior year of high school,

plans for college,

the matter of marriage,

where my husband would pastor,

a teaching job that I was offered,

opportunities to serve the Lord…

and on an on the situations go in which I needed to know what God wanted me to do.

Knowing God’s will seems so foggy.  I often wished the Lord would just write it in the Continue reading “God’s Bulldozer”

Proverbs · Speech

The Wise Woman’s Words

I’m loving the sweet apples that are available right now.  They are delightful to the eye and the taste.  Could our words be described as sweet fruit like those apples, or would they be more like poison?  We continue in our Proverbs study today and learn about the wise woman’s words. Listen to the video below and hear how God describes her words and responses.

Has anyone else ever experienced Galvanic Shock?  How about the shock of hearing both blessing and cursing coming from your own mouth? Was there one truth that stood out to you today?

I’m grateful you took time to read/watch!

Denise

Bible study · Proverbs

Walk In Wisdom – Proverbs 1 Study

Happy Wednesday, Friends!  We’re beginning our study of the Proverbs by delving into Chapter 1!  Here are some things to be listening for in the video below:

  1. Who are the four types of people who are mentioned in this chapter?
  2. How is the fear of the Lord defined?
  3. What is the danger of not listening to God’s wisdom?
  4. What is the blessing for those who heed God’s instruction?

 

Stop and ask yourself which description in Chapter One describes you.  If you need to turn, do it today!  If you’re wise, keep moving forward!

Denise

 

 

P.S.   I’m trying out some new scheduling here on my blog, so bear with me as I pray about the best times to post new content!  I’m posting my weekly video today and we’ll see if it works well, or if I need to bump it back further into the week. Thanks for reading!