25 Jul Need Wisdom? Ask!
Many of us are at crossroads in our lives as we feel compelled and pulled to make decisions that are contrary to the world’s thinking as we are seeking the Will of God for our lives. We are seeking answers to pressing questions, directions as to which road to take, and wisdom to make sound decisions in business, life and in relatioships. Webster defines it wisdom as, “The soundness of an action or decision with regard to the application of experience, knowledge, and good judgment.” The biblical definition is the “ability to judge correctly and to follow the best course of action, based on knowledge and understanding” (Lockyer p. 1103). The Word of God is very clear on asking for Wisdom. Wisdom, true wisdom comes from God. Jesus is wisdom as declared in His Word in 1 Corinthians 1:30, “But of Him you are in Christ Jesus, who became for us wisdom from God — and righteousness and sanctification and redemption — God’s Word to us says to ask for [His] wisdom!” And the Bible gives very specific instruction as to how to get it. “If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him. But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind.” (James 1:5-7). Therefore, with this knowledge let us go boldly to the throne of grace through the precious Blood of Jesus Christ to ask for wisdom. Ask. call, cry out for wisdom and because of our Heavenly Father’s promise to you, He will give it to you!
DEVOTIONAL MEDITATION PRAYER
Heavenly Father, I come to You now in the Name of my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, I thank you that Your Word gives knowledge, instruction, wisdom, and understanding to all who pay attention to its truths. You promised to impart wisdom to me if I will listen to Your Words and attain unto Your wise counsels. I, therefore, enter Your presence with trust, knowing that You will give me wisdom according to II Chronicles 1:10. Heavenly Father, fill me with the spirit of wisdom so that I will be able to discern Your will. With You, Lord, there is both strength and wisdom according to Job 12:13. Heavenly Father, let my mouth speak Your wisdom, Lord, because of the righteousness You have imparted to me according to Psalms 37:30. In the hidden part of my life, make me know Your wisdom according to Psalms 51:6. Teach me to number my days, so that I may gain a heart of wisdom according to Psalms 90:12. Heavenly Father, thank You for sending Jesus who represents Your power and wisdom to us. Because I am in Him – and desire to always abide in Him. He has given unto me wisdom, and righteousness, sanctification, and redemption. It is this reality that causes me to glory in You forever according to I Corinthians 1:22- 31. In the Name of Jesus I pray with thanksgiving, Amen.
Contributed by: Pastor Yolanda Douthit
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