“By wisdom a house is built and by understanding it is established; through knowledge its rooms are filled with every precious and beautiful treasure.”

Proverbs 24:3-4


Notes for Contemplation as You Use this Devotional:

  • This teaching from the Book of Proverbs, in the section often titled, “Sayings of the Wise,” invites us to discern how we want to structure not only a literal home, but our entire life. It suggests that inner harmony can be established when we honor our intuition—our inner wisdom, the still, small voice of God—and let it guide us.
  • The Book of Proverbs is treasured because it helps us develop a spiritually mature, healthy character. Consider it an ancient “Do-This-Not-That” compendium of wisdom still applicable to our 21st-century lives.
  • Jesus offers a perspective on this proverb when he says in John 14:2, “In God’s house are many rooms.” There are many different ways to live and thrive. Our mission is to do what nurtures our soul, because that will prosper us and others, too.
  • A mission is a purpose, focus, or direction based on your deepest desires and values. Your mission is your reason for being and serving, so it must inspire and motivate you. If you attempt to live by someone else’s mission, you’re establishing your house on shaky ground.
  • Your wisdom is your intuitive knowing, your source of understanding. With understanding, you comprehend intuitively, so you can discern what to do and apply the knowledge of your linear mind (intelligence gained through analysis and book learning) as fits your mission.
  • In Healing Letters, a collection of her writings, Metaphysician Myrtle Fillmore describes the intuitive understanding gained in prayer like being on a mountaintop. When you’re on the mountaintop, she says, you receive the insights you need. Then you carry these insights “with you and hold onto all that you gain on the mountaintop,” even “when you meet the thoughts and states of mind on the material plane [linear mind] that need to be spiritualized.”
  • Demonstration is your evidence of what does or doesn’t work in your life. You demonstrate the power of your intuition by “spiritualizing”—putting into practice—whatever you realize through your intuition. This spiritual understanding assures you that you can live your mission.  As long as you allow your inner wisdom to lead, you can’t be thrown off course by intellectualizing or negativity.  You can maintain a mountaintop consciousness (mindset) just as Jesus and other spiritual masters do, and still keep your feet firmly planted on the ground.

Contemplation Questions:                                                                 

As you reflect on your life and circumstances, ask yourself:

  • At this time in my life, what do I want to build and establish?
    • Without analysis or judgment, list, word map, or illustrate as much as applies.
  • In what ways is my intuition guiding me in this building process?
    • Without analysis or judgment, list, word map, or illustrate all your intuitive insights.
  • What is my current mission for my life?
    • List, word map, or illustrate your mission.
  • In what ways am I
    • fulfilling my mission?
      • List, word map, or illustrate all the ways.
    • not fulfilling my mission?
      • List, word map, or illustrate all the ways.
  • As I reflect on my previous answers, what can I enhance or adapt so my mission
    • nurtures my soul?
      • List, word map, or illustrate as much as you can.
    • prospers me and at least one (1) other person?
      • List, word map, or illustrate as much as you can.

As you use this devotional, honor your intuition, even if you can’t fully comprehend what you’re discovering.  Also, avoid conversations with others about what you “should” or can/can’t do.  Remember that you’re the expert on you.  Your inner wisdom is guiding you, so allow that sacred inner voice to speak to you in ways you can understand.  Especially, know that your mission contains precious treasures you can share with the world.

© 2023 – Rev Jennifer L. Sacks – All rights reserved.

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