Thru the Word | Guest Post by Jodi Kozan

by | Feb 4, 2013

FROM JOANNA: I’m excited to have my sweet friend, Jodi Kozan, guest blog this week. You can learn more about Jodi and her ministry at the end of today’s post.

When reading Proverbs,
I envision myself as a princess in God’s kingdom courts receiving divine wisdom
from His heart to mine.  Proverbs is a
unique treasury of God-breathed principles and a wellspring of wisdom for my soul
to soak up like the sun. As a wife, mother and woman in ministry I desperately
need God’s wisdom!

Proverbs 2:1-6 (NLT)
reads:  My child, listen to what I say,
and treasure my commands.  Tune your ears
to wisdom, and concentrate on understanding. 
Cry out for insight, and ask for understanding.  Search for them as you would for silver; seek
them like hidden treasures.  Then you
will understand what it means to fear the Lord, and you will gain knowledge of
God.  For the Lord grants wisdom!


It seems that the older I am, the more mature I am in Christ, the more
I’ve been experiencing a “crying out”!  The
more I am aware of that God’s will and Christ’s restoration power needs to be
realized in my life, my family, my church, my community, my country and the
nations! The more I know I cannot possibly step out in faith without His wisdom
and strength.  In order to “treasure
His commands, tune our ears to wisdom and to concentrate on understanding’

we first must remove the distractions that keep us from that sacred place.

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of
knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and discipline.”  Proverbs 1:7 (NIV)
After 12 years of leading a women’s ministry I founded in 1999, God
asked me to step aside from the ministry for a year. I felt the spirit of
wisdom lead me into a disciplined place of refuge. As difficult as it was to
move forward in obedience, I knew this was a sacred time to reconnect and focus
on God. A time for realignment, establishing some much needed priorities and the
imparting of delightful unexpected wisdom in the process.
Had I not taken that year off, I shudder to think how I would have
suffered and hindered the growth of our ministry and the lives of so many. We
cannot impart what we do not possess. God wants to fill us up with His glorious
wisdom so that we can be effective ministers of His love and share the gospel with
a hurting world.
do you need to lay aside so that you can tune your ears to His wisdom?
Jodi Kozan is
the Founder and President of Women’s Journey of Faith in Canada.  You can connect with Jodi at her website and follow her on Twitter and Facebook
SPECIAL NOTE from Jodi:  “Wisdom” is our theme for our 14th Annual Women’s Journey of
Faith Conference on November 1-2 2013. Our keynote speaker is Mary Kassian, Author
of “Girls Gone Wise in a World Gone Wild”

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