The verse I meditated on last week, and will again spend time considering this coming week is Proverbs 1.5.
"A wise man will listen and increase his learning, and a discerning man will obtain guidance."There are lots of things that I am good at. I can cook a pretty tender chicken, changing a diaper is no problem (now), and I'm pretty good at keeping up my e-mail correspondence. One thing however, that I am very NOT good at is listening.
Ask my dad. We can be talking on the phone and all of a sudden he'll ask me if I've checked out. He always knows when my mind has wandered away from our conversation.
Ask my husband. I have asked him at least 8 times this summer what classes he is teaching this year. Finally, last week, after time number 8, I got it down - 11th grade IB World Religion, 11th grade IB Biology, and 9th grade Earth-Space Science/Biology.
So with this week's verse, I asked him to print it out and I've posted it downstairs, where I will see it several times a day. This verse speaks 2 points to me.
First, listen to learn. I can't learn from other people or God if I am the one doing all the talking. I must be quiet. This is hard for me. I like noise.
Second, seek wisdom. I am not expected to be the all-wise, all-knowing mom. Wise people ask for guidance, so why shouldn't I also ask for wisdom? I am not wise yet, but I want to be so I should emulate those who are.
What are you meditating on this week? Leave a link to your own post, or just leave your thoughts in a comment below.
Also, I'll be beginning a study of Lies Women Believe: And the Truth that Sets Them Free in a couple of weeks and would love to have some of my blogging buddies join me. I will probably use this study as a focus for my Monday Meditations and it would be fun to have some online friends contribute as well. If you are interested, leave me a note in the comments and get yourself a copy of the book and workbook. We start Friday, September 5th!