“Plans fail for lack of counsel, but with many advisers they succeed” (Proverbs 15:22).
“How many are your works, Lord! In wisdom you made them all; the earth is full of your creatures” (Psalm 104:24).
It’s the week of April 1st. For many around the world this means a day filled with fun pranks, jokes and maybe a fish or two. For me, it means birthday cake!
While we all enjoy a good joke, it’s a little harder to be the brunt of one. Not many of us like looking foolish. Fortunately, our “Sophia” God offers wisdom freely upon the asking. (Sophia is the Greek word for wisdom.)
At Lifesprings, we take that offer seriously! This ministry is too important to proceed without God’s wisdom! Our team meetings are explicitly designed to help us seek God’s wisdom together and to follow His will. We are honing our listening skills to hear God’s wisdom in prayer and in our conversations with one another. We marvel at God’s faithfulness and provision to supply all our wisdom needs.
And with God’s wisdom leading us, we are entering an exciting next chapter of Lifesprings!
I’m thrilled to be passing the baton to our new incoming Executive Director, Diana Anton, who is strongly committed to continuing Lifesprings’ wisdom practices in collaboration with the wise counsel of all the Lifesprings teams. However, don’t be surprised if she pulls an occasional prank or two (she may even exceed me in this!). After all, the Bible also tells us there IS a time for laughter!
Questions to Consider:
What are your wisdom practices?
Where do you go for wise counsel?
What is wisdom needed in your life right now?
Prayer of Response:
God, give me grace to accept the things that cannot be changed, Courage to change the things which should be changed, and Your Wisdom to distinguish the one from the other and to live my life by each day. Amen.
—Submitted by Janice Gutierrez
Janice is retiring this May after serving and leading Lifesprings for nearly 15 years. She couldn’t be more excited about her awesome replacement, Diana, who she has really enjoyed working with for the past few months to make this transition. She’s feeling called to a season of “selah” and hopes to finish writing a book this year that she hopes will be helpful to Lifesprings women, especially the students of the upcoming LSMs. She’ll continue to enjoy being part of this beloved worldwide Lifesprings International Community and unwavering cheer on the mission, vision and teams that make this ministry so very special.