Ask For Wisdom

Monday, May 4, 2020

James 1:5 says "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."

I firmly believe that much of my teenage and early adult life was impacted by me praying this prayer. Knowing myself and what was happening, there are a number of things that can only be explained because God gave me wisdom.

As we approach the topic of parents and parent ministry, wisdom is needed. You are dealing with families and people can be very emotional and protective of their families. Both youth and parents. Wisdom is needed in those moments.

We are moving forward in these times with the COVID-19 virus having it's impact. We need wisdom in regards to how we proceed. What we restart and when. How we reconnect with others.

No matter how much experience or how much you may know, godly wisdom is always beneficial.

I am reminded of a church consultant that I know. In 2007, he was approached by a couple of churches who were looking to purchase their own property. Without any imperical evidence, but by the wisdom of God, he strongly urged them to wait. 2008 was the Global Financial Crisis when property values dropped dramatically. Not only were they saved from having a mortgage with negative equity, but were able to buy their ideal buildings at a much better price.

Whatever situation you may be facing at the moment, pray for wisdom. Whether it is about a leader, a volunteer, a student, a parent, a resource, a program etc, God is able to give you wisdom to get through it. And not just scrape through it, but maybe even to come through with a win/win result.

God, we ask you for wisdom. We ask you to give us wisdom for our personal lives, wisdom for our ministry life, wisdom for our relationships, wisdom for our work place and wisdom for our finances. Let us hear from you and let our lives reflect your kingdom and your heart. Amen.

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