Book: Proverbs 25
“Timely advice is lovely, like golden apples in a silver basket.”
Over the last 6 months as I have gone through the transition of starting up Kingdombuilding.ca I have received so much “timely advice” which has been both a big encouragement and help. I am so thankful to the people who have provided help in areas that I am weak in or I didn’t even know I needed to do. I feel like I have been given “golden apples in a silver basket.” God has lead and provided! I believe He has given me a great Logo, Website, and individuals who are partnering with me.
Timely advice comes our way but we need to be ready to receive it. Like any gift, we have to have open hands to receive this advice. When we have our own opinion, think we know best, or unwilling to step out of our comfort zone we are unable to receive timely advice (the golden apples in a silver basket). The tighter we grab on the worse things get.
Have you ever given advice to someone who you know that if they would just follow it would benefit greatly? It can become frustrating when instead of heeding the advice they continue to do the same thing over and over again with same negative results. I like the definition of insanity: “doing the same thing over and over again expecting a different result.”
God is constantly wanting to give us “Timely advice” that is like “golden apples in a silver basket”. He loves us so much but we have to be willing to receive it. We have to be willing to surrender to Him (let go and have open hands) so that we can receive.
Are their things in your life, decisions, direction, plans, goals, objects, etc that you need to give over to God so that you can receive “Timely Advice?” Commit them to Him and ask for such good advice right now.