Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Thankful Thursday--Wisdom

"For the LORD gives wisdom, and from his mouth come knowledge and understanding. " Proverbs 2:6

It's graduation season in my neck of the woods--commencement is coming soon. I love that word--really, the students are commencing with the next phase of their lives, and I'm thankful we have the opportunity to be a part of that.

I'm thankful for my students. The group that is graduating next weekend includes the first students I had upon returning from sabbatical. There are some great people in that group, and I'm thankful to see them learn and grow...and for their patience in dealing with me and my growing family.

I'm thankful that despite major cutbacks, I still have a job.

I'm thankful that the older I grow, the more I realize how much I have to learn.

I'm thankful for the opportunity to learn in Bible studies. It doesn't matter who has a degree and who doesn't; the ground is level at the foot of the cross, and I'm thankful for that.

I'm thankful that God not only gives knowledge (facts), he also gives understanding (comprehension) AND wisdom (knowing what to do with that information). And I pray that he will give my children all three of those gifts.

And thanks to Lynn for hosting Thankful Thursday at Spiritually Unequal Marriage!

8 comments:

Denise said...

Such a wonderful thankful post.

Melissa said...

"The ground is level at the foot of the cross." I'd never heard that before, but it's so true. Thank you for sharing this!

Laurie Ann said...

What a great post! I loved it. Happy Thankful Thursday to you!

Christy said...

What a wonderful TT post...thanks for sharing!

Auntie Q said...

That is my prayer for my children as well! God Bless.

shopannies said...

you are so wise that he understands us sometimes more than we understand what he ask from us

Rita T. said...

Enjoyed your post. Sounds like you're really blessed...and jobs are so difficult to find these days. It's great you have one.

Lynn said...

Hi Ann,

Boy howdy, I am in the same boat... the older I get, the more I have to learn.

I am finally getting over to your place for Thankful Thursday…. Last week. Yikes, I am a bit behind. Thank you for honoring the Lord with your Thankful heart. I will see you again this Thursday. Hugs

PS. I forgot the computer tip last week but have a good one for this week.