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Jim Killebrew has 40 years of clinical psychological work for people with intellectual disabilities, and experience teaching, administration, consulting, writing with multiple publications. Dr. Killebrew has attended four Universities and received advanced degrees. Southern Illinois University; Ph.D., Educational Psychology; University of Illinois at Springfield, Counseling Education; M.A., Human Development Counseling; Northeastern Oklahoma State University, B.A., Psychology and Sociology. Dr. Killebrew attended Lincoln Christian Seminary (Now Lincoln Christian University). Writing contributions have been accepted and published in several journals: Hospital & Community Psychiatry, The Lookout, and Christian Standard (multiple articles). He may be reached at Killebrewjb@aol.com.

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Sunday, July 11, 2010

Seek Wisdom

King Solomon, the wise King of Israel wrote in his Proverbs (1:7)

“The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge….”

The person who wants to start his or her adventure in true worship of the Creator and gain a deep reverence and respect for Him will begin their journey by seeking and acquiring knowledge from Him. That knowledge is not just an academic or cognitive knowledge, but an experiential knowledge that links the spirit with His Spirit to fill the empty space created in the heart with fulfilling love through an understanding of Wisdom.

Solomon later wrote,

“1My son, forget not my law; but let thine heart keep my commandments:

2For length of days, and long life, and peace, shall they add to thee.” (Proverbs 3:1-2)

Our hearts reach out for fulfillment, nurturing and contentment. We seek to fill that desire with something, anything to cover the pain. Some seek fulfillment by drink or drugs; some by wild living or materialism. In the Bible the heart is the center of emotion and conscience. We are told in Proverbs 3:5 to “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not rely on your own understanding.” God has created us with a place that needs to be filled with His wisdom and understanding. People live their lives trying to stuff all sorts of things into that space that He has created for Himself. But our efforts to fill our hearts with “things” to bring happiness only leave us empty and looking for more. Even relationships not truly grounded in God’s love and purpose will leave us seeking more.

To find joy to fill that empty place is to Worship Him and yield to Him our heart of hearts to be filled with His love and His Spirit so that we may experience the wildest ride of our lives. Only by inviting His Spirit into ourselves will we be able to find true peace.

Once finding that peace through yielding to God’s Spirit it provides a life worthwhile and perhaps even a long life of contentment and spiritual blessings.

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