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Green Pepper, Tomato, Girl or Boy?

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Green Pepper, Tomato, Girl or Boy?

It never ceases to amaze me…the thought process of a child. I was cutting a green pepper and when I started to cut out the seeds, I noticed another tiny pepper inside. The green pepper had a baby inside.

I gently removed the baby pepper and showed it to my daughter. She was beyond thrilled that the pepper had a baby. She had endless questions as to why, how…

I started slicing a juicy tomato. My daughter watched closely as I sliced. She then chimes “Is there a baby in the tomato?” I reply “No honey”.

Her response: “It must be a boy!”

It’s all about perspective.

I don’t know about you, but I could certainly benefit from seeing another perspective…other than my own.

As I was reading Proverbs this morning, I took a moment to dissect a verse.

Proverbs 5:21 says “For the ways of man are before the eyes of the LORD, And He ponders all his paths.” (NKJV)

When I have read this verse before, I never noticed that “He” was capitalized. Here are the things that stood out to me as I studied this verse.

According to the Blue Letter Bible (online study tool) which gives the Hebrew and Greek definition for the words.

Way = “way, road, distance, journey, manner”

Before = “be in front of”,

Ponders =”to weigh, make level, balance”

Paths = “entrenchment, track” *entrenchment is a ditch of protection

I am not a Greek scholar but from reading and studying this verse…

My journey is in front of God and He is leveling my path.

I encourage you today…God sees you, your life…it’s in front of Him. He will level and balance your path if you allow Him to.

Thanks for reading! EnJOY your day!

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Voice

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 “And when he brings out his own sheep, he goes before them; and the sheep follow him, for they know his voice. Yet they will by no means follow a stranger, but will flee from him, for they do not know the voice of strangers.”  John 10:4-5

I try to pray this verse over myself and family every day! Most of us are inundated with so many voices it can sometimes be challenging to hear the voice of God. Ya know, those distracting voices of the TV, IPOD, IPAD, CELL PHONE, COMPUTER…

I’m not talking about an audible voice (although some have heard God audibly). The best way to describe it is that it’s like a “nudge” or some may call it a “gut feeling”.

I remember when my husband was driving and I got this nudge to start praying for our safety. I could tell that my husband was curious as to why all of a sudden I started praying. Literally about a minute later a car slammed into the car next to us.

I’m sure you have had moments like that.

As you seek Him, I pray that you will know His voice regarding situations and circumstances you come up against.

EnJOY your day!