Primitive Christianity Revived, Again
One of my favorite sayings is "The only problem with common sense is that it's not common." In the past I used to set aside a month to read the book of Proverbs. The book has 31 chapters and I would read a chapter a day as part of my old testament reading. There's a lot of common sense stuff in Proverbs and a lot of good advice as well that deserves meditation time. When Jesus first became real and personal to me( or when I first experienced His reality) I decided to add a scripture verse to the bottom of my letterhead as a witnessing tool. After prayer the Holy Spirit led me to Proverbs 4:23; Watch over your heart with all diligence for out of it flow the springs of life. Eventually it dawned on me that that verse was for me more than anyone else as I was constantly reading it with every letter I mailed out and it's been a life changing blessing, just as many other verses in the book of Proverbs have been life changing verses for millions down through the years. These verses don't call for great sacrifices but serve as anchors to maintain our seaworthiness as we sail through the storms of life. I highly recommend spending a month with Proverbs on a regular basis and taking the time to sit in a verse's presence when it calls you to do so, letting the inner light quicken your soul.