Those Who Cling

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There is a tree in my front yard that is locally known as a “popcorn tree.”

Each year, the berries on the tree produce white balls that resemble pieces of popcorn.

Right now, the berries are just small brown balls hanging on leafless branches.

The other day, a bird was clinging onto a twig, determined to get to eat a berry.

The tiny branch was bending with its weight, to the point that the bird was upside down.

The bird could’ve chosen not to try for those berries.

Instead, he clung to the twig and got what he was after.

In the last few days, I have been seeking guidance from God about a certain issue.

I know I need God’s wisdom to make decisions concerning this matter.

Proceeding without God’s guidance would not be good.

The writer of Proverbs 3 tells us,

“Wisdom is a tree of life for those who take firm hold of it. Those who cling to it are blessed.”

—Proverbs 3:18

In the days ahead, I know I will need to cling to the wisdom that God grants to me, taking a firm hold.

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