“The beginning of wisdom is this: Get wisdom. Through it cost all you have, get understanding ” – Proverbs 4:7
In a previous devotional I mentioned not understanding the Bible. I made many attempts over the years to reading it and I never read past Genesis. I experienced going to church and hearing the teaching for the day, danced to the music, shed some tears but after all of that I went home and still did what I wanted to do. I’ve always had a good soul but I had no sense of knowing who GOD was, I just knew His name. I wouldn’t say I wasn’t a believer, but I had no one with a genuine spiritual background that was capable of investing their time in me, not judging me and correcting me like I do now.
And because of that, at this moment my understanding is becoming more clear to me. It took some serious soul searching, dying to my flesh, leaving people behind, accepting the fact that I will be disloyal in the eyes of others. But this is the time where I am okay with being ridiculed because now I have a spiritual understanding.
I have had distractions left and right trying to steer me from this course. And just over a year later being committed to Bible Studies every week and staying on course, I just completed my very first 10 day fast. I previously fasted and I wouldn’t stick to instructions. I fought want what I wanted, what my body wanted for a long time. My flesh had control over me. This time I was committed to my devotional and meditation time and doing did my homework each day of the fast; now I have an understanding when I open my Bible.
I honestly believe that you must be prepared appropriately to fast. It is not something to take likely. Before, my life was a mess. I was stuck in my ways, but now I have sticky notes all over my computer desk with my favorite Scriptures because Kristina has died and the new creature has shown up.
Ain’t that something?
Just know that GOD will send someone one in your life to get you to where you need to be, asking and surrendering are just the beginning! Anything worth having does not come easy.
Get understanding before giving up!!
Kristina Cousar is a woman of many talents. The New York native is a mother of 3 who has faced a lot challenges and road blocks but it made her stronger by becoming a Covenant Partner and a Mentee. Kristina has been able to put fear behind her and she is now a Certified Chef and that’s only the beginning. She desires to be an example not only to single mothers but to anyone who is feeling hopeless.