Where can wisdom be found?
Father God, if I lack wisdom, I ask You, who gives liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to me. But I will ask in faith, with no doubting. I trust in You, Lord, with all my heart, and lean not on my own understanding; in all my ways I acknowledge You, and You shall direct my paths. You alone are wise. I will not be wise in my own eyes. Jeremiah feared and said, “Ah, Lord God! Behold, I cannot speak, for I am a youth.” But You, Lord, said to him: “Do not say, ‘I am a youth,’ for you shall go to all to whom I send you, and whatever I command you, you shall speak. Do not be afraid of their faces, for I am with you to deliver you.” Whatever I ask You, Father, in Jesus’ name You will give me. Until now I have asked nothing in His name. Ask, and I will receive, that my joy may be full. And whatever things I ask in prayer, believing, I will receive.
Genuine wisdom can be found only in You, dear Lord, so teach me to turn to You for wisdom and to trust without doubt or fear.
JOB 28:12; JAMES 1:5–6; PROVERBS 3:5–6; 1 TIMOTHY 1:17; PROVERBS 3:7; JEREMIAH 1:6–8; JOHN 16:23–24; MATTHEW 21:22 - Dr. David Jeremiah Morning and Evening
Well I woke up earlier than I wanted to, but interestingly enough the passage used here about trust the Lord was repeating in my mind.
Moving, as my Insurance Advisor was telling me, is the 3rd most stressful thing you can do in your life. Easily as well, the requirement for wisdom is that much higher!
What to do, when to do it. What path to take, should you take it. People question wisdom all the time. Should we go, should we stay. Pastor Jeff Brown of the Middlebranch Grace Brethren Church on Wednesday evening was teaching on knowing God's Will.
We live in a world where believers and unbelievers alike try to create a world that's right for themselves without regard to what God's needing done in regards to the salvation of mankind and the pending judgment of God on the ungodly.
We see people who superficially ask God for wisdom but often don't do as He speaks because we have made up our minds already. Selfishness is as prevalent in the lives of believers as well as with the unbelievers of this world.
Point of fact is we are living in that age Jesus pointed to where He wondered if He would find the faith when He appeared. People not living out their faith in God is what that's saying.
People who see others in need yet do nothing for them out of selfish ambition and selfish desires. It's too inconvenient, it means sacrifices of time and money. It means giving up on their plans to do this or that.
People so set in their ways of selfishness that it never crosses their minds that God's looking for willing hearts to do His Will, let alone listen to His Will.
The Wisdom of God isn't found through Google, Bing or Duck Duck Go.
It's not found in any place on Earth. It's found through a right relationship with Jesus, doing what Jesus wants before doing what we want.
Look at the excuses given to Jesus by potential followers. Their worldly pursuits were more important.
People, even more today, don't want to step out in faith to help their own brothers and sisters in Christ let alone those outside the Church. It's outside their comfort zone. It means taking risks and being possibly being uncomfortable.
In my years of being on Facebook I have read all kinds of heartwarming stories that, made up or real, get re-shared just the same of people making a personal sacrifice towards another person. The stories grab the heart strings and people are attracted to the ending because nothing but good happens. Yet when presented with the real world opportunity to be that person people run away from it, because it is going to mean them getting out and doing.
Are you one who is the kind of person like Isaiah saying "Here am I! Send me!" Or are you the kind of person like those who gave Jesus nothing but excuses?
Are you seeking to obey Jesus or just want your world to be undisturbed?
You will never take up your own cross if you are still holding onto the world.
You will never know the will of God nor understand His wisdom if you refuse to obey His Word.
You will never find the wisdom of God by living in a bubble.
James 3:17 NASB "But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peace-loving, gentle, reasonable, full of mercy and good fruits, impartial, free of hypocrisy."
Does this describe you? We are to walk in the footsteps of Jesus, who is the Light of the world. Are these attributes true of you or are the attributes you have show a life that's of the world?
Do you know of people in need yet do nothing to help them, regardless of the cost to you?
Do you seek first His kingdom and His righteousness? Or do you seek first your comfort?
Do you seek to know God's Will with the intent of obedience or to know it with the intent of going the other way?
Does your life show the fruits of the Spirit or the fruits of unrighteousness?
The fruits of your life are known as the deeds of your life...which will be what you give an account of before Christ Jesus.
Denying yourself and taking up your own cross requires seeking God's wisdom and His Will for me and you. If you aren't seeking His wisdom from above...who ARE you listening to?
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