Monday, August 13, 2018

Do You Want to Grow in Wisdom?

Wisdom is integral to the Christian walk; it allows us to act in the right way for the situation at hand, even though it may appear unconventional. If your teenager is snapping at you, your first thought may be to respond in kind, but then you say a quick prayer for wisdom and realize that it may be best if you say nothing. Or, perhaps you’re with your toddler in a department store, and she disappears. You could run to security, but something makes you look under the clothing racks, and there stands your child, smiling with not a care in the world. Maybe it’s time for your annual performance review at work. It’s not going as you anticipated but you are prompted to speak up calmly on your behalf, and this time your manager actually hears you.
Paul prayed for the church at Ephesus for spiritual wisdom and insight so that they would grow in the knowledge of God. (Ephesians 1:17) And, if we lack wisdom, it’s ours for the asking: “If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.” (James 1:5) So, how do we grow in wisdom?

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  1. Thanks for these wise words, Nylse. I admit that I'm not always very patient when looking to God for answers, but I love the scripture you shared that likened God's wisdom to rubies. Now that's worth waiting for. God surely has a way of speaking to our hearts in ways we can understand.
    Blessings to you!

  2. Yesterday was one of those where none thing went right.I went to doctor got a bad report,Went through many things that happens in a normal day,the article was great but I have been a Christian for years but always suffered raised 5 kids{ grown now but they have forgotten me}Single at 73 with no help from family or church. tell of the wisdom I need to continue on . this is the half of it.No church family support. I don't seem to be on the same page with anyone.

    1. Maria - thanks for reaching out and commenting. I want to encourage you as a Christian that you are not alone. When you go through trials, He is with you. Let this reassurance change you into something beautiful. I want to encourage you to ask for God's wisdom, then actively search it out. The search will change you and soften your heart. Seek it out by reading his word daily - read 1 chapter of proverbs each day and meditate on it. I'm praying for you. This life isn't easy but with God's help, we can navigate it.

  3. Nylse, such a great post, wisdom does cry out in the streets doesn't she? People do not appear to have even common sense at times, wisdom is more that that and I agree it is a gift. I just read Job 28:18 about rubies as well. Thanks for the encouragement. I'm adding it to Pinterest.


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