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Kelsye's Korner

Charm is deceitful and beauty is passing. But a woman who fears the Lord, she shall be praised. Proverbs 31:30

Are you a fool?


The heart of him who has understanding speaks knowledge, but the mouth of fools feeds on foolishness. Proverbs 15:14

      

   Wisdom is near and available, yet it is not always easy to embrace. Proverbs is one of my favorite books of the Bible. We learn from Proverbs the personality and characteristics God demands for us to possess. I also enjoy it because it can tend to be a challenge. I find myself really digging into it to fully understand the meaning of the proverbs. Proverbs is more than just amazing life advice. It passes us a core knowledge and understanding we must have to live a successful life. Don’t miss out on the small study tip at the end, no peeking!

                                        Without understanding there is no wisdom. 

    We must truly understand in order to gain any wisdom. I struggled with this concept quiet a bit at the beginning of my walk and still do at times. I was reading my Bible like I knew all Christians were supposed to do but I wasn’t really retaining any of it. Reading and comprehension has never really been a strong suite for me. I began to pray. I prayed not only for wisdom but true understanding of God’s Word. By no means did it happen over night but I started to feel and see a change in myself. I found myself actually studying my Bible, not just reading it. I can’t simply put into words what it feels like when just one small part of scripture that has been unclear, triggers that lightbulb above your head. All scripture is powerful. I hope and pray you know what I’m talking about but if you don’t, be patient, keep trying and pray. It will come. 

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

     Proverbs defines the difference in a wise and foolish man and woman. We need to apply the wise woman attributes to our own role but the other as well. I know, that may or may not have made sense. What I mean is be the wise woman God demands of us but don’t find yourself with a foolish man. We would be here all day if I was to list every attribute in Proverbs and I want you to go look for yourself. I challenge you to go read the book of Proverbs. Even if you’ve read it a million times. A refresher never hurt anyone. Read the entire thing in a day or read one chapter per day. Whatever you choose, be sure to study not just read!

7 Foolish attributes to stay clear of:

These are an abomination to the Lord. 

  1. Pride
  2. Lying
  3. Shedding innocent blood
  4. A wicked heart
  5. Feet quick to evil
  6. False witness
  7. Causing discord among brethren

A foolish woman is clamorous; she is simple and knows nothing. Proverbs 9:13

7 Wise attributes to obtain:

  1. Treasure God’s commands 
  2. Apply not only your mind but also your heart
  3. Be a constant companion
  4. Be a trusted guide
  5. Keep to the paths of righteousness
  6. Retain wisdom
  7. Be the crown of your husband 

Bonus: PRAY!

For wisdom is better than rubies, and all the things one may desire cannot be compared with her. Proverbs 8:11

 Study Tip – As your study through Proverbs note the wise and foolish characteristics it defines. Choose two colors (I use highlighters) and mark them. Example: I used pink for wise and orange for foolish. Write it down if that helps you differentiate. When you are done with the whole book go back and meditate on the wise and self examine the foolish.. Are you a fool? 

But the path of the just is like the shinning sun, that shines ever brighter into the perfect day. Proverbs 4:18

“God-fidence”

– I would have lost heart, unless I had believed. Psalm 37:13 NKJ

        Confidence is a characteristic all women struggle with, regardless of age or situation. Psalm 37 is uplifting but also a reminder of what true confidence is. If more women would concentrate and apply what I like to call God-fidence instead of the “new” definition society has given confidence, there would be so much more light in this dark world. (Matthew 5:14) Sisters in Christ need to stick together and that can be challenging to some if there isn’t any God-fidence being displayed from others, as well as within yourself. Build each other up and encourage one another. 

       So what’s the difference in confidence and God-fidence anyway? What I’m referring to as God-fidence or true confidence, is putting the scriptural meaning behind it. Psalm 37:1 – there shouldn’t be anything else left to say after that. The #1 key to true confidence is that we must not forget we are never alone. He is our strength. (v.1) What’s standing in your way of true confidence? Enemies? Don’t look at them as such. Don’t give them the satisfaction. Do look at them as speed bumps and challenges along your journey. After all, they stumbled and fell. (v. 2) The Lord will take care of you but you have to be sure to uphold your end. Do you love him? Keep his commandments.

        Last but certainly not least, give thanks. Thank Him for the ability to grow in true confidence and knowledge of His word. Thank Him for your blessings. Are you praying about it as much as you’re talking about it? To hope in God is to wait for His timing and His actions. (v. 14) It’s His plan. We’re just living it, serving Him. True confidence is attractive and contagious. Now go do what it is you have been thinking about doing. Believe in yourself. 

Not what, but who and why?


My name is Kelsye Milligan and I am 21 years young. I won’t bore you with every small detail of my life, but I will introduce the author behind this page. I am a stay at home mom to a beautiful son and have an amazing boyfriend who works extremely hard to support us in every way. We currently live in a camper, ya know-kind of like gypysies! Matt works on the pipeline and thus the reason behind the camper.

So that’s the who, but where’s the why?

You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt looses it’s flavor, how shall it be seasoned? It is then good for nothing but to be thrown out and trampled underfoot by men. Matthew 5:13 NKJ¬†

To be the salt of the earth and light of the world – If I do anything right in life other than raise my son, I will see to it that I let my light shine in every way possible. I make mistakes and fall short at times but I am no longer a sinner for I have been washed of my sins. I strive to be the best Christian woman I know I can be. It’s been a bumpy road to where I am today. I have not always been as God fearing as I am now. From a child out of wedlock, to a marriage, then divorce and now on to another relationship, I’ve learned to trust God and to follow His word. Every word. I have been forgiven and what more perseverance does someone need? I write for myself but also in hopes that I shine through to someone who might be having a bad day or just simply doesn’t know where to turn. I hope to inspire you to grow closer to God and grow in your knowledge of His word.

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