Where Does Wisdom Begin by Beth Auman

Proverbs 4:7  (NABRE)The beginning of wisdom is: get wisdom;    whatever else you get, get understanding.

Proverbs 4:7  (VOICE)7 Gaining sound judgment is key, so first things first: go after Lady Wisdom!  Now, whatever else you do, follow through to understanding.

Wisdom is the primary thing and in all of our getting we must follow through to get understanding.

Have you ever been in a situation that was truly impossible?

I’ve been there myself and I cried out for Wisdom. I cried out to God because He said that if I asked for Wisdom, He would pour it out liberally. See the LORD IS Wisdom beyond measure.

Psalm 147:5 Great is our Lord, vast in power, with wisdom beyond measure. His Word says that if we ask that He will pour Wisdom out liberally. James 1:5 (NABRE) But if any of you lacks wisdom,[a] he should ask God who gives to all generously and ungrudgingly, and he will be given it.

We all need God’s Wisdom. First we must realize that there is only One God and He is the Father of Jesus who is LORD. Once this is established and we have asked Jesus to be our LORD and Savior then Adonai makes His Wisdom available to us. His Wisdom comes with much benefit.

Individually though we have a part. We must receive His Wisdom given and gain understanding by studying His Word, listning for His Voice and yielding ourselves fully to Him.  We gain understanding by being obedient to the Wisdom that He is pouring out.

In my own life I have come to realize that whenever I have asked for Wisdom, He brings Wisdom. With Wisdom, He has provided Revelation, Counsel, Might, Knowledge and the Fear of the LORD. Because He already knows all things. My part, our part is to continue on His well lit path and have faith that He has already provided the Way, Truth and Light – Jesus.

 

Adonai, We come before You today and repent for any time that You have provided Wisdom after we have cried out for it and did not gain understnaing. Lord, open the eyes of our understanding according to Your Word in Ephesians 1:17-23  (NABRE) 17 that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you a spirit of wisdom and revelation resulting in knowledge of him. 18 May the eyes of [your] hearts be enlightened, that you may know what is the hope that belongs to his call, what are the riches of glory in his inheritance among the holy ones, 19 and what is the surpassing greatness of his power for us who believe, in accord with the exercise of his great might, 20 which he worked in Christ, raising him from the dead and seating him at his right hand in the heavens, 21 far above every principality, authority, power, and dominion, and every name that is named not only in this age but also in the one to come. 22 And he put all things beneath his feet and gave him as head over all things to the church, 23 which is his body,[a] the fullness of the one who fills all things in every way.

May each and every one of us receive Your full benefit in finding Wisdom, gaining understanding by being filled completely with Your Holy Spirit in Jesus Name Amen

Isaiah 11:2 Tree of Life Version (TLV)The Ruach of Adonai will rest upon Him, the Spirit of  wisdom and insight, the Spirit of counsel and might, the Spirit of knowledge and of the fear of Adonai.[a]

Proverbs 3:13-18  (NABRE)

The Benefits of Finding Wisdom[a]

13 Happy the one who finds wisdom,  the one who gains understanding! 14 Her profit is better than profit in silver,  and better than gold is her revenue; 15 She is more precious than corals,  and no treasure of yours can compare with her. 16 Long life is in her right hand,  in her left are riches and honor; 17 Her ways are pleasant ways, and all her paths are peace; 18 She is a tree of life[b] to those who grasp her, and those who hold her fast are happy.

Love Beyond Measure – Blessings and Shalom,

Beth Auman

This entry was posted on April 18, 2018, in Beth Auman.

Scripture of the Week by JoBeth Kested

Scripture for the week of April 15, 2018

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will direct your paths. Proverbs 3:5-6 (NKJV)

Do you find it difficult to trust others because of past betrayal, rejection or abandonment? You may remember a time as a child when your Dad encouraged you to leap and to trust that he would catch you; or being blindfolded to trust someone else to lead you in the hope that they would not let you stumble or fall. When others have failed us and we can’t see the light at the end of the tunnel we don’t have to struggle and strive to figure it all out when we don’t know what to do. When there is no light of understanding before us we are exhorted to put ALL our trust in the Lord; in His loving, compassionate, goodness and grace. Our Father God is always there to heal our hearts, to catch us and to guide us when our hopes have crumbled and we can’t see the way ahead. We can trust the Lord to direct our paths for His love never fails. Amen!

By JoBeth Kested

Scripture of the Week by JoBeth Kested

Scripture for the week of April 8, 2018

Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:13 (NKJV)

Is your hope running low with the heaviness of discouragement and the frustration of too many disappointments? Especially when someone we trusted fails our trust we may feel trapped in the quicksand of hopelessness, fear and grief. What an encouragement to be reminded in this verse that we have a God Who is hope! No matter what pit of sorrow and pain we may find ourselves in, He reaches out to offer us His peace that passes understanding, with indescribable joy, to renew our hope in an abundance that is more-than-enough! We can trust in our Father God for a renewing hope with faith in the power of the Holy Spirit that moves mountains in our defense and opens miraculous doors of provision on our behalf. Come Holy Spirit with the uplifting hope, joy and peace that we need today. Amen!

 

By JoBeth Kested

Wisdom’s Value by Beth Auman

YHWH IS Wisdom and He provided each of us One Way to obtain the tools for understanding the proper way to live and have a fountain of blessing pouring into our lives. Through the acceptance of Jesus as our LORD.

We gain the riches of Wisdom when we receive Jesus Christ as LORD of our life. Everything that we need is imparted to us, at that very moment. 2 Corinthians 5:17  (NASB) 17 Therefore if anyone is in Christ, [a]he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come.

Salvation is a 365 day by day process, we must receive our daily bread. Jesus is our daily bread. Luke 11:3 (NASB)‘Give us each day our [a]daily bread. His daily bread must be both asked for and received by faith.
After asking and receiving daily we must stand firm in our faith, making our requests known to Abba through prayer and praise which open the well-lit path for us to walk on.  Abiding in Him, His Word and receiving His Truth.

Without the Word of YHWH- the BIBLE, there is no Wisdom and Jesus is the WORD (BIBLE). Therefore, no Jesus, No Word and No Wisdom. The absence of the Bible – the living Truth of YHWH – Jesus, there is no hope, no life, no bread. There is only ONE way provided to receive the Wisdom of YHWH – Jesus.

It is truly up to each of us to reach into the tool box provided to us through the birth, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, and follow after Wisdom, obtain the tools, live the proper way and receive the fountain of blessing poured into our lives. To gain the riches of Wisdom which is far greater than the wealth of the world.

Finding true wisdom which is one of the attributes of the Holy Spirit of the LORD gives us the opportunity to obtain tools for living a proper life.  He, The Holy Spirit, leads and guides us into all Truth.

John 16:12-13  (NASB) 12 “I have many more things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now. 13 But when He, the Spirit of truth, comes, He will guide you into all the truth; for He will not speak on His own initiative, but whatever He hears, He will speak; and He will disclose to you what is to come.

The question that we must all answer is this – Do you seek after and desire true wisdom? Have you received Jesus as your LORD?  Do you ask for your daily bread and receive what He gives you to? Do you desire to understand the proper way to live? There is a proper way that leads to an overflow of blessing from the LORD.

My hope and prayer is that you will choose wisely and that His desires will be yours. That you will follow after wisdom, truly see the value of YHWH’s Wisdom in your life and align your life properly so that the overflow of Blessing that the Lord has for your life will manifest in Jesus name.

 

Blessings and Shalom-24-7 – 365

Love Beyond Measure,

Beth Auman

 

 

This entry was posted on April 5, 2018, in Beth Auman.

Scripture of the Week by JoBeth Kested

Scripture for the week of April 1, 2018

Jesus… asked his disciples, “Who do people say the Son of Man is?” They replied, “Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others, Jeremiah or one of the prophets.” “But what about you?” he asked. “Who do you say I am?” Simon Peter answered, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.” Matthew 16:13-17 (NIV)

Throughout the last 2000 years the question is still being asked, “Who is Jesus?”. Many are still saying that he was a good man or spiritual teacher, while others say he was a prophet. In these verses Jesus goes on to commend Simon Peter for declaring the truth that He is the Messiah. Jesus acknowledges here in this scripture and many other verses that He is the Son of God and also declares in John 14:6 that He is the Way, the Truth and the Life; that no one comes to the Father accept through Him. We don’t get the option to believe that Jesus is just a good man, a teacher, or one of many prophets. We must face the fact that He is either a liar, a lunatic or the Lord as He says He is. Jesus is still asking each of us the question, “Who do you say that I am?” This Easter morning, do you know Him as the promised Messiah and the risen Lord resurrected from the grave? To all who believe, He is still showing The Way, The Truth, and The Life. He Is Risen, He Is Risen Indeed!

 

By JoBeth Kested

Scripture of the Week by JoBeth Kested

Scripture for the week of March 25, 2018

For the Lord is a great God and a great King above all gods, in whose hand are the depths of the earth, the peaks of the mountains are His also. The sea is His, for it was He who made it, and His hands formed the dry land. Come, let us worship and bow down, let us kneel before the Lord our Maker. Psalm 95:3-6 (NASB)

Have you ever had your breath taken away by the beauty of an ocean sunset, stood in awe of snow capped mountains or thrilled by the delicate display of wild flowers in a meadow? Elohim, the Creator God, the most masterful of all artists, reveals Himself to us in the minuscule and extravagant details of His creation. God displays His majesty in the loftiness of mountain peaks and the splendor of ocean depths. We are humbled by His sovereignty expressed in the brilliant display of lightening and the blustering winds of powerful storms. His mercies that are new every morning are revealed in every glorious sunrise. The Lord tenderly captivates our hearts in the loveliness of butterfly wings, the fragrance of roses and the awe of a sleeping baby. Then, wonder of all wonders, He created us in His image and we are invited to call Him Father because loves us! Come, let us worship and bow down, let us kneel before the Lord our Maker.

By JoBeth Kested

Victorious Strategy by Beth Auman

Victorious Living Strategies – Be Thankful

Being Thankful is a strategy for Victory in Jesus.

Today imagine a total stranger walking up to you and handing you the one thing that you truly desire, smiling and then walking away.

Just stop for a moment and ponder your reaction. Would you offer them thanks? Would you run up and give them a hug. Or would you walk away and not say a word?

What Rules your heart? Something certainly rules each of our hearts, either peace or unrest. Personally I yield and let the peace of Christ rule my heart. He has called us to one body and I’m so very Thankful. I’m thankful thousands of times per day. My heart is full of Thankfulness toward the LORD, sometimes I think He just looks at me with soft smiles and peaceful grins.

See, He walked up to me one day and offered me the one thing that my heart truly desired and I have been running after Him since that very moment. Thanking Him and embracing His Peace that surpasses all comprehension,   allowing Him to guard my heart and my mind in Christ Jesus. I am anxious for nothing. I pray and offer supplication with thanksgiving and make my requests known to God. He is my Peace and I am Thankful.

Philippians 4:6-7 (NASB) Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all [a]comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Being Thankful is a Victorious Strategy for life.

I speak the Blessing of the Lord over your life and Shalom-365

Love Beyond Measure.

Beth Auman

This entry was posted on March 22, 2018, in Beth Auman.

Scripture of the Week by JoBeth Kested

Scripture for the week of March 18, 2018

Bless the LORD, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless His holy name! Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits: Psalms 103:1-2 NKJV

When you were kids did you and your siblings ever bicker over which one was the favorite child? Isn’t it wonderful if you’ve ever had a day where you feel so blessed like you are God’s favorite! Not so much when it feels like He has lost your address and forgotten your name. This Psalm was written by King David, the youngest of twelve sons. Many believe he may have been illegitimate because he was not presented when the Prophet Samuel came to his fathers house to anoint a king. David had the job of being a sheep herder in the family business that kept him isolated and far away out of sight. We can imagine him in a remote mountainside, playing his harp, he chooses to worship the Lord to comfort his lonely soul. In our desolate places, maybe like David, we need to command our souls (mind, will and emotions) to rise up out of the pity place and to remember all of God’s blessings, mercy, underserved Grace and enduring love. Oh yes, bless the Lord oh my soul!
By JoBeth Kested

Will You Choose to Pass Over by Beth Auman

My heart is crying out for each of you to choose to Pass Over. See we all have something to Pass Over in our lives and Adonai provided the Way. His name is Jesus, Yeshua The Messiah. Passover was not a one time event. It is a choice and process of moving forward in Him. Passover is part of our inheritance and my heart cries out for all of you who refuse to see the Truth that the Lamb was provided for each of us, His blood applied and we now have the opportunity to Commune with YHWH, His Way.

If you beleive in your heart and have received Jesus Christ as your LORD then you should want to do what Adonai instructed. The choice of course is yours and there is no Religion involved. Just Love, His Everlasting, Unending, Abiding, Eternal LOVE, poured out by the Lamb who was slain for the forgiveness of our sins.

I have provided all of my Passover posts for you to read as Passover is quickly approaching. Please study to show yourself approved and with Adona’s Wisdom, choose to Pass Over.

I Bless each of you in Jesus name.

Love Beyond Measure,

Beth Auman

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This entry was posted on March 16, 2018, in Beth Auman.

Scripture of the Week by JoBeth Kested

Scripture for the week of March 11, 2018

But this I call to mind, and therefore I have hope: The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. “The Lord is my portion,” says my soul, “therefore I will hope in him.” Lamentations 3:20-24 (ESV)

Do you ever struggle to find your faith to trust God in the midst of overwhelming situations? It can be especially hard when it seems like the cries of your prayers bounce off the ceiling and all you hear is silence. In the verses before these scriptures, the Prophet Jeremiah describes in great detail his sufferings and that he feels like God caused it all. He was not afraid to talk to God about his disillusionment, frustrations and anguish. But, he then reminds himself of God’s love, mercies and faithfulness in the past. How amazing that even though the circumstances have not changed, Jeremiah is able to declare with renewed hope that the Lord is all he needs! Take your list of problems to God today and pour out your doubts, fears and sorrows. Then, be encouraged with new hope recalling all of the Lord’s unshakeable love, unending mercies and great faithfulness to you always. Selah! (Ponder and think on these things.)
By JoBeth Kested