Thursday, August 9, 2018
To Hear God, I Need To Get Near Him
In review of Proverbs 2:6 it says, “It is the LORD who gives wisdom; from him come knowledge and understanding” (GNT)
Today’s verse is Proverbs 2:6. It says, all wisdom comes from the Lord, and so do common sense and understanding.
This verse reminds me that God gives me wisdom and victory, but not for drifting through life or acting irresponsibly with his gifts and resources. If I am faithful to him and keep my purpose in life clearly in mind, he will keep me from pride and greed.
The Lord gives wisdom, however it’s difficult to hear God when your mind is filled with a thousand other distractions. To hear God, I’ve got to get near God. I have to get alone with God and be quiet.
The Bible says, “Be still, and know that I am God” (Psalm 46:10 NIV). That means sit down and stay quiet. That’s how I hear and get near God. It is suggested that I sit alone and just be quiet with my Bible and say, “God, is there anything you want to say to me?” Then read God’s Word, and talk to him about what’s on my heart.
God’s Word says he will give me the wisdom, I need to recognize his voice and follow through on what he says: “It is the LORD who gives wisdom; from him come knowledge and understanding” (Proverbs 2:6 GNT).
God give wisdom, he is the source.
What this means to me:
God is the source of wisdom, from him I get knowledge and understanding.
In summary, I am not to drift and not properly use the resources God has given me. I am to be faithful and keep in mind that God has a purpose for me. I need to hear his direction for me, but I won’t here if I’m distracted. I need proper time each day to be quiet. Absorb his Word and then open my heart to him, ask him to speak to me.
Today I pray: God, I want to listen to you, not the voices of doubt. I want to get close to you and get to know you better. I want to hear you, and I promise to then obey you. I want to be one of the people that you can use and bless. I ask this through you Son Jesus Christ.
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