Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Oh, to be Wise

This morning I was thinking about wisdom, and how I needed some.

I read in 2 Chronicles about Solomon's wisdom, and I asked myself the question, "How did he get so much wisdom?"

I'm memorizing James 1 right now and the verse that was reverberating in my mind earlier when I was having thoughts about wisdom was, "If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, which giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not, and it shall be given Him."

We may not ever get handed the wisdom of Solomon, but God will give us the wisdom we need if we ask! If we are on our knees down here below and pray, "Lord, please give me wisdom for this situation," God isn't going to be like, "Hmm...NO." He wants to hear us ask for it! However, often times the first and most hardest step to asking is recognizing that we NEED it.

One thing to watch out for is the verses directly after... "But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that waverth is like a wave in the sea, driven with the wind and tossed. Let not that man think that he shall receive anything of hte Lord."

If we're going to ask for wisdom from God, we have to have faith that He's going to give it to us. We have to have faith IN HIM and stop thinking that our own philosophy/theory/idea/option/desire is going to solve what we're dealing with. We have to place our ALL, our EVERYTHING, our whole LIFE in His hands and say, "Lord, I need wisdom in this situation" and mean it.

God knows our hearts.

Let's all try to remember that we need godly wisdom in our lives and be faithful enough to ask for it... and realize that we do.

Love you all!



Luke said...

A-MEN sister. :)

krisT said...

ditto Luke's comment!!