Wisdom of Pearl

September 1, 2019 Post #1

I’m sure you’ve heard the term “pearls of wisdom” and must think I have this backward. Let me explain. My name, Marjorie, means “pearl.” Fifteen years ago, I began journaling to the Lord Jesus my prayers, thoughts, fears, struggles, doubts, desires, questions, and frustrations – in other words, everything.  Through prayer and study of His Word, He has shown me many revelations. These revelations produced “wisdom” to walk through every circumstance. So, what God has shown to me, “Pearl,” I humbly share with you:  Wisdom of Pearl.

I started my first journal in November 2004, right before I was diagnosed with non-Hodgkins lymphoma in January 2005. I am currently in my 49th journal, in my 15th year of fighting this health battle, and going through yet another round of treatment.  Journaling to the Lord is now as much a part of my life as breathing. These journals are a record of my “journey of hope.” 

He shows me things every time I join Him.  I talk boldly and candidly to the Lord; it won’t be a surprise to you how much time I spend in Psalms. I relate well to King David.  The Lord always requires me to study Proverbs, and in multiple translations.  The wisdom He has taught me from this is priceless.

For years I thought Wisdom of Pearl was to be a book, but I realized it would be a book that could never be finished.  I wish I could tell you I began this work when God first put it on my heart and gave me the title. I didn’t. I allowed fear and insecurity to talk me out of it and to procrastinate. In other words, I did not obey, until now.  Fifteen years ago I had no concept of doing a blog.  So I pray this is more about “perfect timing” than disobedience.  

What a testimony to the faithfulness of God and the evidence of His mighty hand as I now review these journals and extract all the “wisdom” He has shown to me over these many years, that I might share with you. So, this is my story.  I begin this blog from Journal #1, where I began my personal journey of hope…

I pray you will be encouraged in whatever battle you are fighting and your faith will be strengthened. God shows up in the most amazing ways.

Pray.   Wait.   Watch.   Listen.   Obey.

Matthew 13:45-46:  Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant looking for fine pearls.  When he found one of great value, he went away and sold everything he had and bought it.

4 responses to “Wisdom of Pearl”

  1. Tina Wantland says:

    “God shows up in amazing ways”. There are many parallels in mine and your journeys of faith and studying God’s Word. I do know this, God is AMAZING and He is ALWAYS!!! Even when you and I go about our business of everyday “normal” activities, and doing what we are able to sustain the precious life with which we have been gifted …God IS! That is the truth that He has revealed to me, through His written word, through His ever active creation, and His Supreme Power of love, mercy grace, judgement, and wrath…….GOD IS ETERNAL and IS perfect in all His ways, even if!!!
    So for me, it has been leaning into that truth, trusting Him implicitly, and never being afraid, (or too ashamed), to ask Him for everything!!! And worshipping Him, with a sincere heart, and living my “gift of” life in a manner that glorifies Him! His glory, my joy! I love your blog Margie, and I will be following you! I love you dear friend!!

    • Pearl says:

      Thank you, my dear friend! I love you dearly and appreciate your heart.
      We all have a journey of some type and my prayer is that sharing my most
      personal thoughts will help others to not give up hope, ever!

  2. Elizabeth says:

    My dear friend, I’m so glad you have decided to share your wisdom and journey with others. Your faith and love have helped me through dark days and struggles. I know it will help others. I have no doubt you are where are you are today because of that faith. I continue my prayers because of, and for, you.

    • Pearl says:

      Elizabeth, thank you so much! You are so very dear to me and I pray you
      know how God gave you a most special place in my heart. We will continue
      to hold hands as friends and walk through our journeys together, trusting
      in Him to carry us through every struggle and dark place. Let’s keep the faith!
      Much love.

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