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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Asking For And Obtaining Wisdom

In summary of James 1:5-6 it says, “If you need wisdom, ask God and he will give it to you.  He love to help and won’t rebuke or put you down just for asking.  But when you ask you must be sure your faith is in God alone.  If you doubt, you’ll be just tossed and blown around like the wind never getting anywhere.”

Bottom line:
If you don’t know what you’re doing, ask God. He loves to help. You’ll get his help, and won’t be condescended to when you ask for it.  But ask boldly, believingly, and without a second thought.

What this means to me:
Not if, but when I need wisdom (and I need to realize that I need this more often than not),  I can come to God and ask him.  He loves to help and won’t be-little me for asking.  It is important however that when I come to him that I put all my trust in him and what he reveals to me, I can’t just get his input and then compare it to mine - picking what I think is best or doubting what He reveals to me.   Any doubt will keep me tossing back and forth like the wind or a wave - never settled.  I need to go with and trust his wisdom and not look back.  Overall I know that God wants to direct me in life.  I need two things; I need to ask him and I when I ask it has to be with the right attitude (one in faith, expecting that he will answer.)  I can’t very well ask God for something but never expect to get it.  God will work in my life according to my faith.  I need to be sure I’m not just asking “God, please guide me” but then walk away not even waiting for his guidance (just start working right away.)  The wisdom I will get will help me see it from his point of view.  It will be the ability to make decisions the way God would.  In his word, God tells me to trust and listen to him.  He will guide me, but I must ask in faith.  As I move forward with goals and plans for this year, I will come to God and ask for his wisdom expecting to get it.  I will move forward in faith with what he reveals.