Thursday, December 29, 2011

Panning for Gold

There's nothing like taking the time to sit and reflect at the end of the calendar year.  To ponder, to gain wisdom.  No, we don't want to be maudlin and live in the past.  But there are always mistakes that we don't want to even come close to repeating again.  Life-changing history lessons to be learned.  And pockets of wisdom that are ready and waiting to be catalysts for change and growth in the year ahead.

So I invite you at the dusk of 2011 to stop, review, and contemplate.  Panning for gold takes a bit of focus and perseverance.  And if you do it well, you'll probably have to sift through alot of unpleasant debris to get to the good stuff. 

But to find a nugget or two of truth or beauty or wisdom to claim as your own?  This time of contemplation just might end up being one of the highlights of your year.

"Tune your ears to the world of Wisdom;
set your heart on a life of Understanding. 
That's right - if you make Insight your priority,
and won't take no for answer,
Searching for it like a prospector panning for gold,
like an adventurer on a treasure hut,
Believe me, before you know it Fear-of-God will be yours;
you'll have come upon the Knowledge of God.

And here's why: God gives out Wisdom for free,
is plainspoken in Knowledge and Understanding.
He's a rich mine of Common Sense for those who live well,
a personal bodyguard to the candid and sincere.
He keeps His eye on all who live honestly,
and pays special attention to His loyally committed ones"
- Proverbs 2 {The Message}.

Seeking, gleaning ~

*** 12/30 BONUS - 20 MORE QUESTIONS!

- photo by alaska_girl -

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