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 NIV)
ASK FOR WISDOM
Have you ever had one of these moments?
A friend or younger person is struggling over a decision and asks your advice. This struggle is familiar because you’ve heard about it before, different circumstances or different people, but the same basic struggle. Do you become impatient, think to yourself “not again!”, or try not to roll your eyes?
Compare your friend’s request for advice or wisdom to your own prayers. Have you asked God for wisdom? Do you find that your requests follow a pattern of the same struggle over and over? I know I do. I think many of us are like the Apostle Paul in Romans, chapter 7.
I do not do the good things I want to do, but I do the bad things I do not want to do. verse 19
For in my inner being I delight in God’s law; but I see another law at work in me, waging war against the law of my mind and making me a prisoner of the law of sin at work within me. verse 22,23
James 1:5 gives us the best news!
I am thankful for my generous God who gives me wisdom without judgment.
I’m writing every day in October about prayer, specifically prayers that honor and give glory to God. Click here to begin with Day 1. You can click on the cards above to print them, or click here to get the documents containing all the cards in this series.