So I have decided that praying for wisdom is a worthwhile habit. I pray for this everyday. I pray for wisdom in directing my ministry, in preparing and preaching messages from the Lord, in studying the Word and learning on my own time, as a mother, wife, friend, youth leader, as a follower of God I ask for wisdom. The bible tells us that if we receive nothing else wisdom will be enough.
1 My child, listen to what I say,
and treasure my commands.
2 Tune your ears to wisdom,
and concentrate on understanding.
3 Cry out for insight,
and ask for understanding.
4 Search for them as you would for silver;
seek them like hidden treasures.
5 Then you will understand what it means to fear the Lord,
and you will gain knowledge of God.
6 For the Lord grants wisdom!
From his mouth come knowledge and understanding.
I believe wisdom in full is incapsulated in JESUS. "THE SON IS THE RADIANCE OF GODS GLORY AND THE EXACT REPRESENTATION OF HIS BEING, SUSTAINING ALL THINGS BY HIS POWERFUL WORD." HEBREWS 1; 3 Jesus came to give us a glimpse of who God is, He came to teach us how we can know God and walk the walk HE has called us to walk. Jesus was pure wisdom. God is pure wisdom.
Jesus had great wisdom because He listened to the Father all the time. He took every step he took, he healed every person he healed, he spoke every word he spoke by the leading of his father in heaven. That is wisdom. Not that we are ever wise, but the spirit inside of us pours into us and out of our mouth incredible, supernatural wisdom.
"CONSIDER CAREFULLY WHAT YOU HEAR," HE CONTINUED. "WITH THE MEASURE YOU USE, IT WILL BE MEASURED TO YOU- AND EVEN MORE. WHOEVER HAS WILL BE GIVEN MORE; WHOEVER DOES NOT HAVE, EVEN WHAT HE HAS WILL BE TAKEN FROM HIM." MARK 4; 24-25
The Lord blesses us, He teaches us, He speaks wisdom into our very being by the Holy Spirit inside of us. We are called to be obedient and offer our blessings, wisdom and knowledge to the service of the Lord. And the word promises that God will use us for more and more and more and offer us greater blessings.
So I pray for wisdom and understanding everyday. I desire Jesus. I desire to know Him more and more. Therefore I pray for his wisdom and understanding to fill my spirit and soul; to bring me peace, to bring me direction, to bring me into His will and into His presence more and more. So I challenge you, pray for wisdom and understanding everyday.