This past week I have been thinking about Godly traits that I think I need. I have been studying about wisdom in my Bible. As I seek to be a better wife, mom, and friend, I want to access all the wisdom that only God can give me.
And I have filled him with the spirit of God, in wisdom, and in understanding, and in knowledge, and in all manner of workmanship. Exodus 31:3
These traits that I want to have include: I want to fear the Lord. The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction. Proverbs 1:7 I want to be teachable. Hear instruction, and be wise, and refuse it not. Proverbs 8:33 I want to watch my mouth. I want to talk less and I want my speech to build up and encourage others. In the multitude of words there wanteth not sin: but he that refraineth his lips is wise. Proverbs 10:19 The tongue of the wise useth knowledge aright: but the mouth of fools poureth out foolishness. Proverbs 15:2 I want to stay away from sin. I know that sin will pull you in. I want to make sure that I recognize these pulls and weaknesses and keep myself out of the temptations they might provide. A wise man fearth, and departeth from evil: but the fool rageth, and is confident. Proverbs 14:16 I want to guide my heart in the right direction. I want to make sure that I make that I am focused on Godly things and not worldly things. Hear thou, my son, and be wise, and guide thine heart in the way. Proverbs 23:19 I want to make sure I examine all my choices. I want to consider how these choices, whether they are big or small daily decisions, will impact my future here, and in eternity. O that they were wise, that they understood this, that they would consider their latter end! Deuteronomy 32:29
I want to make sure that I am careful in my choice of friends. He that walketh with wise men shall be wise: but a companion of fools shall be destroyed. Proverbs 13:20
I want to make sure that I know that everything that happens in my life is in God's hand. For all this I considered in my heart even to declare all this, that the righteous, and the wise, and their works, are in the hand of God: no man knoweth either love or hatred by all that is before them. Ecclesiastes 9:1
These 9 Godly traits are what I want to focus my life around each and everyday. I am praying that the holy spirit will help me grow in wisdom that I will be a Godly christian woman, mom, wife and friend that He would have me to be.