God, fill me with Your wisdom
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom; all those who practice it have a good understanding. His praise endures forever! - Psalm 111:10
In this verse, fear can be interchanged with awe, respect, and submission. Have you ever asked the Lord for wisdom? Have you ever taken a quiet moment and asked for this promise He makes us? Often, I’m quick to believe the lie that His wisdom is something I should be in awe of in the sense that it’s untouchable. Let’s look at scripture that illustrates why this is a lie and why wisdom is a gift and promise our God gives us.
If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him. James 1:5
For the Lord gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding. Proverbs 2:6
One of my favorite biblical stories about wisdom is that of Solomon. In 1 Kings 3:1-15, God came to Solomon in a dream and told him he could ask for anything. Out of all the things he could request: riches, power, victory, he chose wisdom. God granted the gift of wisdom to Solomon and He gives wisdom freely to you and me.
I love this week of STAY particularly because of Jantzen’s teachings on how obtaining wisdom requires dependence. She dives deep on the importance of recognizing our need for wisdom and acknowledges how only God can meet that need. Jantzen says, “If any of us lacks wisdom, not just in our faith but in all areas of our lives, we can go straight to the source and ask for a refill; we don’t have to wait around until we feel knowledgeable and enlightened all on our own.”
God, We thank you for the wonderful gift of your wisdom. Forgive us for when we overestimate our abilities and underestimate you. Help us to remember where wisdom, discernment, and power are sourced from; you.
I want to take some space in today’s devotional to walk you through our takeaways section in our STAY study. The Lord has been able to intimately reach women completing this study through our taking of this content to Him in self-reflection. Let’s dive in a bit together today.
- What is one area in your life you feel you have control of your wisdom?
- What is holding you back from seeking His wisdom? What fears are keeping you from allowing Him to be strong and glorified in you?
- Write out three areas of your life where you’d like to source the wisdom and strength of the Lord this week. Pray that the Lord will help you loosen your grip on these three areas and ask for His lead and perspective.
- This week, try to be mindful of opportunities to ask for the Lord’s intercession in your life and the chance to view your circumstances from His perspective.
Praying our community would be abundantly blessed and set off for intimate time with the Lord this week. We are hopeful the Lord will intercede, showing us the way to walk in His wisdom amidst our circumstance and season. We pray to be a community displaying His power through our willing hearts to be dependent on Him in all things. Amen.