Wednesday, April 21, 2010

James 1:5

Wisdom (from Webster's Dictionary)
"1 a : accumulated philosophic or scientific learning : knowledge b : ability to discern inner qualities and relationships : insight c : good sense : judgment d : generally accepted belief
2 : a wise attitude, belief, or course of action
3 : the teachings of the ancient wise men"

James 1:5

If any of you is deficient in wisdom, let him ask of the giving God [Who gives] to everyone liberally and ungrudgingly, without reproaching or faultfinding, and it will be given him. (Amplified)

If you don't know what you're doing, pray to the Father. He loves to help. You'll get his help, and won't be condescended to when you ask for it. Ask boldly, believingly, without a second thought. People who "worry their prayers" are like wind-whipped waves. Don't think you're going to get anything from the Master that way, adrift at sea, keeping all your options open. (The Message vs. 5-8)

If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and he will give it to you. He will not rebuke you for asking. (NLT)

I am doing my best to believe that I will be given godly wisdom in the next week or so.  Pro and con lists are helpful, but they are not enough.  Maybe the lesson I am supposed to be learning this month is to quiet myself, ask, and wait.

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