Well, I have been reading the proverbs, and have created an altered art doll, her name is Wisdom. You cannot see wisdom however, because my camera is broken and unlike my other recent art projects, she cannot be scanned. I hope to post pictures of her soon. I had a wonderful time creating her, spent hours with her in my art room. Well, I was also cleaning my art room too. Hope to have pics of it soon as well....before I mess it up again.
There is chapter after chapter in Proverbs dedicated to Wisdom- council to seek her, warnings against forsaking her, contrasting her to prostitutes, revering her above ALL earthly treasures...over and over again, the father to the son says "Seek wisdom...seek wisdom...seek wisdom...seek wisdom!!!!" Verse after verse, chapter after chapter- Parent to child "SEEK WISDOM! SEEK WISDOM!! SEEK WISDOM!!"
Um, I think I have fallen short. When I am home, my lips are FULL of instruction (some call it nagging) to my sons and daughters. I am sad to say I have not emphasized to my dear children "SEEK WISDOM!!" I am sad and ashamed. The closest I think I may have come lately was to not so softly encourage my teenager to "GIMME A BREAK-USE SOME COMMON SENSE!!!" Not exactly a verse out of proverbs. You won't find that one crosstitched on a pillow.
Well, God forgives, and children do too. God's word transforms the heart. And tomorrow is a new day.
So Dear Father, I pray...Thank you for giving me the wisdom to see something seriously missing in my parenting. Please remind me tomorrrow to encourage the dear ones you have given me to...
Get wisdom, get understanding;
do not forget my words or swerve from them. Do not forsake wisdom, and she will protect you;
love her, and she will watch over you. Wisdom is supreme; therefore get wisdom.
Though it cost all you have, get understanding. Esteem her, and she will exalt you;
embrace her, and she will honor you. She will set a garland of grace on your head
and present you with a crown of splendor." Listen, my son, accept what I say,
and the years of your life will be many. I guide you in the way of wisdom
and lead you along straight paths. When you walk, your steps will not be hampered;
when you run, you will not stumble. Hold on to instruction, do not let it go;
guard it well, for it is your life.
(Proverbs 4:5-13) I couldn't have said it better myself ;)