Wednesday, September 22, 2010

wisdom, not just data

"If any of you is lacking in wisdom, ask God, who gives to all generously and ungrudgingly, and it will be given you."--James 1.5
This is one of those great places in the Bible where God makes a clear promise: IF YOU PRAY FOR WISDOM, GOD WILL GIVE IT TO YOU. I find that this is one of my most frequent prayers. As a wise Christian once said, "This physical world creates a spiritual haze." It is sometimes difficult to see God's way amidst all the other "ways" that are offered to us in this world. It is sometimes difficult to hear God's voice amid all the other "voices of the world" we hear. As we seek to follow Jesus in this world, we all need wisdom.
Now, I want to distinguish this: We could sit in front of the t.v., the computer, books, or newspapers every day and gather all kinds of data, but that is different than wisdom. Wisdom comes from walking with Jesus day after day after day and walking with his Word day after day after day.
Need God's wisdom for a problem or situation you face today? Ask for it and it is yours!
"Get wisdom, get understanding; do not forget my words or turn away from them."--Proverbs 4.5