Sometimes me and Anya read a Proverb at breakfast time. This is great because Anya gets to practice reading, she comes out with some hilarious and profound points and, it is certainly of use to get an early morning dose of the Word of God.
Yesterday we read:
“The wise in heart accept commands,
but a chattering fool comes to ruin.” Proverbs 10:8
I asked Anya, Who gives commands?” and the genius came up with God through Moses, parents, teachers and governments. We had a chat about when you talk in class you sometimes miss what the teacher asks you to do and it led me to the very simple, obvious but life changing conclusion that if we spend too much time distracted by other things, the ‘chatter’ of life, then we will miss out on the words of God for today.
Our God is a living God who interacts and relates with the beings he has created. Spend time each day listening, pause to think, look around you. I sometimes feel like I constantly need background noise – tv, work, conversation, MP3, newspapers, internet….none bad in themselves, yet all these things sometimes lead this fool to ruin.