When praying for wisdom

August 9, 2017 - Wisdom

Seeking Wisdom

When praying for wisdom, some people expect an answer to come almost like a bolt of lighting giving them just the right insight to solve their problem. Others believe all they have to do is pray and they’ll receive supernatural knowledge at just the right moment. Although God does and has provided wisdom in these manners, there are many ways that God imparts wisdom. Sometimes, it’s by revealing a weakness in your own character that helps you grow in your relationship with God and with your fellow man. The Bible says in James 1:5, “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.” When God asked Solomon in 1 Kings 3:4, “Ask! What shall I give you?” – He was so pleased with Solomon’s request for wisdom that God blessed him abundantly with knowledge – so much so, that he was known far and wide as the wisest King who had ever lived. God gave King Solomon a kind heart, compassion and a genuine love for others. It’s good to remember that the best reason to seek wisdom is not to win the lottery, or to be smarter than everyone else – but rather to enrich your relationship with God, your family, friends and all those around you. This scripture sums it up quite well in James 3:17, “But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere.” Text: Proverbs 4:11-12, 1 Kings 4:29-31, Proverbs 2:1-5

Brenda Walsh Ministrieswww.brendawalsh.com

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