Sunday, August 21, 2016


James 1:5 If you need wisdom---if you want to know what God wants you to do---ask him, and he will gladly tell you. He will not resent your asking.

Wisdom is the right application of knowledge wrapped up in the fear of God. It is having a proper respect and reverence for God as we live out our lives. Wisdom is an absolute essential to living a godly life. We cannot live in victory over sin without it. The Lord repeats the theme over and over again in His Word. He admonishes us to seek it and get it. He goes out of His way to help us obtain it. The ministry of the Holy Spirit is to develop wisdom in our hearts and minds. All we have to do is to surrender to His working in us. We have to work with Him and not against Him. We have to want what He wants to give us. We have to take advantage of the resources He provides for us to get it---the Word, prayer, teachings, preaching, fellowship, life experiences, etc. Wisdom can be developed through a wide variety of ways.

God wants us to know what He wants us to do. He really does. All you have to do is ask Him, and He will gladly tell you. Our problem is, we seldom ask. We assume we know and plow ahead without taking the time to know for sure. We ignore our need to know and go on through life hoping it's okay. We don't want to know because we are afraid that the Lord may want to change the direction of our lives. We don't ask because we don't want the added responsibility of doing something about our knowledge.

What we fail to grasp is that the Lord wants us to have wisdom and know what He wants to do in our lives, because He loves us and knows that we will never experience the best of what He wants to give us until we obtain it. Being able to apply to life what we know to be true from God is the key to abundant and joyful living. Wisdom unlocks the key to heaven's treasure chest of blessings.

If you need wisdom, ask the Lord for it and you will find it. And when you find it, you will never be satisfied with anything less.

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