What does it Mean to be Wise?

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Wisdom is a God given gift, but He only gives it to those who earnestly seek it.  God offered Solomon anything he wanted, but all Solomon wanted was wisdom.  Why is that? Because Solomon knew he had a great job to do.  Instead of trying to figure it out on his own, he needed God to give him the wisdom for how to do it.  How many people now and days would have asked for the same thing?  The roles have changed quite a bit.  Most people ask God for what they want and not what they need.  Then again, some people don’t ask because they think they already know everything.  No matter how old or young you are, you must always have a teachable spirit.

In the book of Deuteronomy Moses said that a reputation for wisdom comes by obeying God’s word.  You gain wisdom through a constant process of growing.  Growing closer to God. Studying his word. Spending time in prayer.  When you are on the pathway to wisdom, you discover that true wisdom is God’s and that you cannot create it by your own efforts.  You cannot solve your problems with the same thinking you used when you created them.  True wisdom goes beyond amassing knowledge; it is applying knowledge in a life changing way.  Wisdom is the quality of being wise.  It is both the ability to discern what is best and the strength of character to act upon that knowledge.  You should not ask God to do for you what He wants to do through you.  Instead you should ask God to give you the wisdom to know what to do and the courage to follow through on it.  Seek wisdom today and watch how quickly your life changes!


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Thought Check:

“Getting wisdom is the wisest thing you can do! And whatever else you do, develop good judgment.  If you prize wisdom, she will make you great. Embrace her, and she will honor you.” Proverbs 4:7-8 NLT

“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

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Keep Seeking, Keep Asking, Keep Knocking!


It is amazing to see my two girls play together.  I can remember when they were both just small tiny babies, and now they run around the house playing all the time.  While watching them play, it is so funny to me how the youngest is the more persistent.  She does not care who, what, when, where or why.  When she wants something she is going to do whatever she needs to do to get it.  I thought about that earlier today, and of course I began to think about us grown folk.  What if we were as persistent as a child?  What if we did not let anything stop us from living our life on purpose and fulfilling the call that God has for us?  What if the body of Christ made up in our mind that no matter what the devil tries to do, we are going to keep seeking, keep asking, and keep knocking?

We have to get to the point where we are consistent and persistent in life.  Of course, life brings change but what I mean about being consistent and persistent is more of a state of mind.  To have the right state of mind, or should I say righteous state of mind, you have to read and study the word and be persistent about it.  If you have a busy schedule, make time in your day to spend with God.  If you have unexpected events take place during your day, still make time.  Even if means you get a little less sleep, you do what you have to do because you are persistent.  We have to understand that it is our consistency and persistence that builds our relationship with God.  The same way you are persistent on your job, doing a task that should be completed by eight or nine people, yet you do it by yourself.  Yeah it may cause you to work longer hours, miss a few breaks, and even work on your day off but nevertheless, you will get the job done.  You have to have that same tenacity when it comes to your spiritual walk.  Matter of fact, you cannot afford not to.  I will say it again, we have to keep seeking God, keep asking, and keep knocking.  The story of the persistent widow in Luke 18, is one that we should pay close attention to.  The beautiful thing about the bible is that it is a guide for life.  Everything that you could possibly think of having to go through is already written in the book.  You just have to open it up and read it.  #iDeclare #KeepSeekingKeepAskingKeepKnocking



Father God, in the name of Jesus I thank you for teaching me about consistency and persistence.  I decree and declare that I will be persistent in my walk with you Lord.  I will do everything I can to seek you Lord, just as You sought after me.  In Jesus name, Amen.

Scripture Reading:

Luke 18:1-8 NIV “Then Jesus told his disciples a parable to show them that they should always pray and not give up.  He said: “In a certain town there was a judge who neither feared God nor cared what people thought. And there was a widow in that town who kept coming to him with the plea, ‘Grant me justice against my adversary.’ “For some time he refused. But finally he said to himself, ‘Even though I don’t fear God or care what people think, yet because this widow keeps bothering me, I will see that she gets justice, so that she won’t eventually come and attack me!’ And the Lord said, “Listen to what the unjust judge says. And will not God bring about justice for his chosen ones, who cry out to him day and night? Will he keep putting them off? I tell you, he will see that they get justice, and quickly. However, when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on the earth?”

Romans 2:7 NIV “To those who by persistence in doing good seek glory, honor and immortality, he will give eternal life.”

Wisdom IS Available to YOU!


            When you think about wisdom what is the first thing that comes to mind?  For me it’s usually an elderly person.  I know that not all elderly people are wise, but some are.  I also know you don’t have to be old to be wise.  Wisdom is a character trait we should all desire to have.  Wisdom about life as a whole.  What to do, when to do it, how to do it, etc.  Not saying that if you make some wrong decisions you won’t have wisdom, I’m saying that as you attain wisdom you will be better at making decisions.  Truthfully, speaking from experience, when you make choices that maybe aren’t so wise those are some of the best opportunities to learn.  Wisdom is truly a gift from God and the best way to get it is to ask.  That seems simple enough right?  Yet, how many people actually ask God for wisdom?  They don’t ask.  You can also surround yourself with wise people.  As the saying goes, ‘you are the company you keep’ and I truly believe this to be true.  Those around you are a direct reflection of you, even if you aren’t doing the same thing when someone associates you with that person they will likewise associate your behavior. I love being around people who I can learn from.  There are certain things in life I don’t want to have to go through and if I can learn from someone else’s mistakes then I want to do just that.  I also thank God when He gives me the opportunity to share what I have been through with other people in hopes that they do not have to go through like I did.   This journey in life is not about us anyway, so why not pay it forward?

As I mentioned earlier, wisdom is a gift from God and a lot of people do not realize that.  It is a gift that is foundational to the church and it is clearly taught in the word of God.  I always find it so powerful how when God asked Solomon what he wanted, Solomon could have requested anything in the world but his desire was that he might obtain wisdom.  At his young age, he knew that by having wisdom it would help him to fulfill his destiny.  The task that had been set before him as king was clearly not an easy one but having wisdom would be a great tool to help him accomplish his mission.  The other beautiful part about it is that once you have it, no one can take it away.  Wisdom is spiritual, not tangible.

The gift of wisdom is of the utmost importance for the Body of Christ.  Having experience, knowledge and good judgment will help us to love God even more and love our neighbor.  This will allow us to contribute tremendously to the church and to those outside of the church.  Our love and the example we set by our actions will be another way of showing unbelievers what it means to be saved and prayerfully attract them to Christ.  Wisdom is available to you.  If you haven’t already asked, in your prayer time, ask God for it.  It is a gift that He desires to give you.  #iDeclare #wisdom



Father God, in the name of Jesus.  I thank you for the gift of wisdom.  It is a gift that I desire so please Lord impart wisdom into my spirit.  I decree and declare that I will operate in a spirit of wisdom daily and I will use it for the Glory of God to uplift the Kingdom.  As I am wise, I will pay it forward and share what I know with other people.  Thank you Lord for this gift, in Jesus name, Amen.

Scripture Reading:

Ephesians 1:17 NLT “Asking God, the glorious Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, to give you spiritual wisdom and insight so that you might grow in your knowledge of God.”

James 1:5-6 NIV “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. But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind.”