Journal Entry by Geoff Allen

S – Proverbs 2:1 (NLT)
My child, listen to what I say, and treasure my commands.

O – Observation
The proverb goes on to say tune your ears, concentrate on understanding, cry out for insight, ask for understanding, search for them as you would for silver and seek them like hidden treasures. You will gain knowledge of God, wisdom, the treasure of common sense to be honest.  There is a desperation, a yearning, a longing for the understanding and knowledge of God.

A – Application
Sometimes I must admit that I do my bible readings out of habit, a good habit but for me I need to delve into it and put my heart and mind to work and look for what God is saying to me. I know when I strike something that speaks to me, I journal and start to research, it's like wow - and it opens up a whole new realm of understanding and closeness to my Lord. So often it speaks into my everyday life.

P – Prayer
Lord help me to be in the right place when I read your word and allow you to speak into my life. Help me always to be teachable and receptive to what you have to say.