Wisdom from the Bible – part 1

The Bible is such an amazing book.

There’s so much wisdom and knowledge to apply to our everyday lives.

Even though some people feel the Bible is something that belongs to the past, it’s wisdom stands the test of time and is still applicable today.

Grab a cup of tea or coffee and make yourself comfortable as we explore some of the great words of wisdom from king Solomon, one of the wisest men who ever lived.

  1. SAVE FOR THE RAINY SEASON: THE 10-10-80 RULE (Proverbs 6:6-8)

There are valuable lessons we can learn from the ants.

Ants collect food during the summer and they store them up for the winter.

We too like the ants need to get smarter and prepare for the rainy season by saving for the future, if we want financial stability.

One way of budgeting that I’ve found helpful is the 10-10-80 rule.

This rule suggests that 10% of your income goes into charitable work (in my specific case I pay this to the church I attend as my tithe), the other 10% goes into your savings and investment accounts and the 80% goes into your day-to-day living expenses.

I’ve noticed that being intentional about my savings has helped me be consistent every month.

I no longer save after I’ve spent most of my money paying my bills but I’ve rather made it a priority by saving a percentage of my pay-check as soon as I receive it.

  1. LAUGHTER IS MEDICINE FOR THE BODY (Proverbs 17:22)

Several medical studies have confirmed the benefits of laughter in our body.

Did you know that?

Laughter:

  • Lowers blood pressure
  • Reduces stress hormones cells
  • Works your abs
  • Improves cardiac health
  • Boots your immune system
  • Triggers the release of endorphins
  • Produces a general sense of well-being

Laughter is medicine for our bodies and souls, it’s the best cure to fight depression and it helps us to connect with those around us.

As you start your day, remember to enjoy it and never stop laughing.

  1. USE WORDS OF AFFIRMATION TO BUILD YOUR RELATIONSHIPS (Proverbs 21:19)

Be the kind of person that lightens up the room with his/her presence, let your words of encouragement bring solace to those who feel discouraged and be like a breeze of fresh air in a hot sunny day for the soul who needs rest.

Using constructive words and being a person who encourages, motivates and inspires is extremely important in our relationships and friendships.

For the ladies who have tied the knot, learning to be that source of encouragement and believing in the abilities of your husbands, will determine how far they will go.

Your words can make or break the man in your life[1].

Choose your words wisely.

  1. BE THANKFUL (1 Timothy 6:6)

Let’s face it – life does happen.

Disappointments and heartaches in life are inevitable however a cheerful heart and a positive attitude will help us bounce back and get on our feet much quicker.

Learning to express gratitude, opens doors for us to receive more from the Lord.

The more we focus on the positive things in our life, the better things we attract.

Steve Harvey once said “gratitude is a powerful process. The only way to move to the next level is you must show gratitude for where you are. If you show gratitude, it will get you where you want to be much quicker”.

Showing appreciation gives us the right attitude we need to face the different circumstances we encounter in life and overcome them.

I hope you guys have enjoyed these nuggets of wisdom and will apply them to your life.

As always ‘get inspired, be inspired’

Joslyn

Bible Verse of the Day

Give proper recognition to those widows who are really in need.