I have been in a huge state of transition. Since moving back to the US, I have moved 3 times and now I am finally settled, we are getting in our routine and I am ready to advance the kingdom of God personally, financially, emotionally, physically and mentally. For some people seeing, what can perceived as inconsistency in me, was actually transition, my faith is more solid today than ever before, I am still fully committed to my church, my family, my God, its just that life at times causes you to look different than you really are. So, here I am back to blogging and am actually learning a lot about how to blog, how to communicate and how to love people more effectively. With that being said, I am going to make this blog more of an open discussion, rather than a dissertation. For those that tolerated my written sermons, thank you for your kind words, but now it is time for us to build something together. What will it look like when it is finished, I am not sure, but I am so excited to have us do this together. I hope you are up for an adventure of learning, growing, seeing the kingdom of God come on earth, as it is in heaven.
This morning I was reading in Proverbs 8:35 and it says, “For whoever finds me (wisdom) finds life and draws forth and obtains favor from the Lord”. If this is truth, why do we as people pursue so many other things passionately and so few actually pursue wisdom? I meet people daily, as I am sure you do as well, who are in pursuit of money, titles, women, men, careers, fame, notoriety, respect, power, prestige, satisfaction, and the list goes on and on. Yet, very rarely, and unfortunately in church as well, I see people in pursuit of wisdom. I mean really in pursuit. So, I started to ask myself, why is this? If wisdom is what brings favor, life and it goes on to say riches, understanding, insight, and rulership, why are we not pursuing it? I cannot speak for anyone else, but for me, sometimes I am not sure how to pursue wisdom, is it by reading, listening to sermons, praying, how do we pursue wisdom? Everybody is looking for something and wisdom promises to meet those needs, wants, desires, dreams, so why do we pursue everything but wisdom and how do we pursue it? This is what I would love for us to dialogue about today. Please share your thoughts, freely, openly, and abundantly, I need what you have to share.
Ron McGatlin said:
If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him.
Here is the first direction to wisdom. Upon asking God one of the responses may be to meditate the book of proverbs. As God gives more and it is put to use in your life a compilation of experience builds a reservoir of increased practical wisdom.
Laurie Broy said:
Here is what I have..a small portion…Wisdom criies out in the streets….We have the wisdom for all things in our spirits. As we stay out of the flesh, and stay in the Word of God with prayer we can draw from the well of wisdom. Wisdom is always present. We just don’t listen or keep wisdom tuned in from the static of daily living. I do not know how many times wisdom spoke to me, well always, at the beginning of a situation when I needed wisdom and I turned my back on wisdom. Now, not on purpose. I just didn’t obey due to feeling I was wrong. I doubted myself. Then, I would see that if I would have listened to wisdom there would not have been as many problems. The wisdom of God always goes a little contrary to what everyone else is saying and that causes us not to obey. Wisdom shouts in the street, She lifts her voice in the square; 21At the head of the noisy streets she cries out; At the entrance of the gates in the city she utters her sayings:…Proverbs 1:20. We blame other’s for our problems but God has already prepared a well of wisdom. We just didn’t listen.