Wisdom of God

2016.08.12

“If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God,
who gives generously to all without finding fault,
and it will be given to him.”
(James 1:5)

Reflection:
Into the great cauldron of uncertainty in which we live God speaks through James and says, “if any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him.”

Solomon had it right when, in response to God’s promise to give to him whatever he wanted, he asked for the wisdom to enable him to lead and rule the people. God was so pleased with his response that He blessed him in other areas as well.

The wisdom that God will give to us will enable us to identify the problem areas in our individual and corporate lives, learn how to address them, and guide us forward. It will also challenge us in regard to our relationship with Him, which is often at the heart of the problem.

It is unlikely to result in a ‘quick-fix’. We often make the mistake of asking for a miracle rather than for the wisdom and guidance to enable us to take the next steps along the Way.  Sometimes we will have to be patient as God works in His way and to His timing – and sometimes the Way may take us through rather than around a situation. Having said that if we involve God He will certainly surprise and delight us in some ways, as He takes a hand. And remember that God is more intent on growing ‘oaks of righteousness’ than daffodils for display.

Response:
Look to your relationship with God. Soak in the Scriptures. Bring your life to God in your prayers. Ask Him for wisdom, guidance and the ability to discern His responses. Trust Him a little bit more! Keep praying.

Prayer:

Father Almighty, please help me in my life. Give to me Your grace and wisdom – particularly in these areas………….. Help me to trust You, discern Your guidance and teaching, and to repond accordingly. In Jesus name. Amen.

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