Over the last month, I’ve heard the topics of wisdom brought up in two different areas: in church, as our pastor started a series about Proverbs, and in a book I’ve been using in one of my classes. Authors Ken Wytsma and AJ Swoboda dedicate an entire chapter of their book, Redeeming How We Talk, to being wise in how we use words.
The Bible gave us a fantastic resource for wisdom – the book of Proverbs. These statements of truth help us in our daily decision making. Wisdom helps us balance acting on just our feelings. We know that our feelings can sometimes lie, so we should welcome wisdom and instruction.
So how can we become wise? Here are some tips our pastor shared recently from Proverbs:
fear God – Proverbs 1:7
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, but fools[a] despise wisdom and instruction.
follow the Lord – Proverbs 3:5-7
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; 6 in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.[a]
7 Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord and shun evil.
make wisdom a priority – this is included in all of Proverbs 2
This morning I was listening as I drove back to campus from a quick trip to the doctor’s office. Yes, I’m fine. I just was getting my regular blood draw and I am so thankful for the precautions my doctor and his amazing staff are taking to keep us safe. The song “The Father’s House” from Cory Asbury came on during The Morning Thing. For me, that song has been a HUGE one the last few weeks. I miss being in the father’s house – being with my church family. I’ll miss it this Easter morning. But guess what? The father’s house is ANYWHERE we invite Him to be. In our isolation of this crazy time, His house is your house, your car or truck, your office, and for me, the studio!
I’ve struggled with not having much control during COVID season, but I’ve learned this is a great opportunity to give it up! In the Father’s House, I don’t have to be ashamed to admit that I wrestle with control. He hears me and His love, like the song says, breaks through! What I see as weakness, He uses as a canvas for His strength.
Today we shared some Monday Motivation concerning the struggle with staying grateful in difficult circumstances. Today’s devotional comes from Bill Crowder. Find the link from Our Daily Bread by clicking here!
Our Family Feud-style question for today was: Tell me something that has water in it.
The top answers were: 1. a swimming pool 2. an aquarium 3. the human body 4. a waterbed 5. the ocean 6. a toilet
We needed the top two answers – congratulations to Kris from Mount Vernon, who guessed correctly and wins the WNZR Game On t-shirt!
10. TobyMac f/Cochren and Co. – Edge of My Seat 9. Cochren and Co. – One Day 8. Michael W. Smith f/Vanessa Campagna – Waymaker 7. Zach Williams – Rescue Story 6. Micah Tyler – AMEN 5. Big Daddy Weave – I Know 4. Cory Asbury – The Father’s House 3. Matthew West – The God Who Stays 2. MercyMe – Almost Home 1. We The Kingdom – Holy Water (6th week at #1)
New Music Friday click the album art to see video links!
Today we featured Basics for Better Health. These tips and tricks are helpful for maintaining good health while practicing social distancing. For all COVID-19 related questions, click here: https://www.wnzr.fm/covid-update
No Excuse Exercising: Can’t make it to the gym and don’t have a set of weights? Sorry, but you’re not getting out of that workout routine so easily. You can use stairs for a number of cardiovascular activities. Food cans and textbooks also make for great replacement weights. Finally, don’t forget about simple body weight exercises such as push-ups and sit-ups. Those are considered classics for a reason. You may not look like Arnold Schwarzenegger, but you can definitely stay in shape during this season of social distancing.
Homemade Hand Sanitizer: Hand Sanitizer is getting harder and harder to come by as this situation develops. While it’s no substitute for the FDA approved store-bought brands, this quick and easy mix will do in a pinch. Make sure your mixing tools are properly sanitized before you begin! You’ll Need:
Isopropyl alcohol Aloe vera gel Tea tree oil
Just mix 3 parts isopropyl alcohol to 1 part aloe vera gel. Then, Add a few drops of tea tree oil to give it a pleasant scent.
Quick Fix For Desk Realted Back Pain: With most work and education transitioning online for the foreseeable future, lower back pain may become a real issue for you. A simple, old home remedy for this is to elevate your feet slightly from the ground. An old phone book should usually do the trick!
Today for our Monday Motivation, I’m sharing a devotional from Monica Brands about the challenge of relaxing in the unknown. I believe many of us are wrestling with this in our current situation. How can we relax? Is it ridiculous to even ask that of ourselves…or others?