Asking God for wisdom

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

God calls us to ask for wisdom.  He has not called us to walk this life in our own wisdom or understanding.  I believe this is where many young Christians struggle in their walk with the Lord in the beginning.

Before we come to Christ we are so use to relying upon ourselves and our own strength and wisdom.   But when we come to Jesus, He calls us to deny ourselves and pick up our cross.  The Lord calls us to decrease so that He may increase in our lives.

Often times the Lord will allow struggles, trials, and challenges in our lives to humble us and bring us to a place in which we are ready to listen.  Too often early on we think we have all the answers until we come up against something that is far greater than we are.  It is only through the strength and wisdom of the Lord that we will overcome.

No matter how big or small the challenge we face we must seek the Lord for wisdom.  For when we open our mouths and ask the Lord, He will pour it out abundantly in our lives without measure.  King Solomon was given an opportunity to ask the Lord for anything at the beginning of his reign and he chose wisdom.  Because he chose wisdom the blessing and abundance of the Lord was poured out greatly in his life.

May we today ask the Lord daily for wisdom in the place of prayer.  May we seek Him with all our heart, soul, mind, and strength.  All that we need is found in the Lord alone.  As we abandon our lives fully to Him we will experience the abundant life that Jesus promised us.  For the abundant life is simply walking in deep intimacy with the Lord in all things.

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