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“Understand this, my dear brothers and sisters: You must all be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to get angry.” James 1:19 Pause Pray Proceed The first time I read those three words it was as if a lightbulb went off in my mind. So simple, yet so empowering. Pause. Take the appropriate amount of time to really listen and discern what is going on behind the scenes of the situation. More often than not, things aren’t usually as they appear. By taking a moment, your emotions aren’t in control.. God is. Pray. Have a moment alone with…

“Behold, thou desirest truth in the inward parts: And in the hidden part thou shalt make me to know wisdom.” Psalm 51:6 Every meaningful friendship achieves its depth from sharing in one another’s failings, successes, dreams, and goals. It’s amazing how quickly relationships grow when people become vulnerable with one other. To acquire intimacy with God, we need to be exposed in His presence. He desires truth in the inward parts. Your creator knows every detail of your life, but He desires for you to express to Him what you are feeling, what moves you to tears, and what your…

“But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, accommodating, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial, and not hypocritical.” (James 3:17, New English Translation) Our topic that Sunday was wisdom—what it is and how to obtain it. The class discussion was lively and on target. Together we developed a good working definition of what the Bible meant when it talked about wisdom. Then we began to discuss how this relates to our everyday lives. What traits does a wise person possess? Why Wisdom? During our discussion, I threw out a random question to the group. In Acts…