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Weekly Devotional – Find the Knowledge of Wisdom – April 16, 2017

If any of you lack wisdom, let him as of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.” James 1:5 (KJV)

I have been writing my blog for over a decade. My writing followed the pattern of the work I did for others – others that were having success with their websites. I had someone build me a better website because I know that it had to be something complex causing me issues. My limited funds were spent on courses teaching me how to “do it right.”

Finally, I asked. I asked someone I knew and trusted about my website and he took a moment to go and look. He immediately found some of the issues and we set about to correct them.

He didn’t give me a hard time because I was doing something silly or so wrong that even I knew better. Instead, he just gave me the answer I needed and then helped me find ways to implement those answers.

Too often the answer is right there, just waiting for us, but we don’t even ask.

My life journey is not like any other journey. If I want to know where I am going or why I’m not getting the expected (and desired) results, then the answers are only a question away.

Finding the Knowledge of Wisdom

  1. It is up to me to ask. The answers are there – they have been there – but I have to open up my heart and my mind and LISTEN TO THEM. When I ask, then I position myself to hear.
  2. It is up to God to answer. And He always answers those that have His focus as their driving force. James goes on to say that a man has to ask in faith without wavering. I have to believe that God will answer and then I position myself to have that answer.
  3. It is up to me to receive. I can ask. I can believe for the answer. I can also turn my back on the answer. The Children of Israel did just that and ended up wandering in the desert for decades. I have to be open enough to receive the answer (and sometimes that means being willing to release enough to open).

It is not hidden. It is not even complicated. Ask, believe, and then receive.

Weekly Challenge for Scripture Living

Make a list of those questions or concerns you have in your life and for your life. Invest this week in asking for direction specific to those needs. Take a few moments each day to make the request known and then to listen for the response.

Recommended Reading

Proverbs 24

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