Praying for Wisdom0
As a Pastoral Counselor and Christian Life Coach, I cannot emphasize enough the value of Godly wisdom.
I read many years ago in the book of James that God would give me wisdom if I simply asked for it. I’m still not sure why, but it took me a number of years to actually make that request. Could I have doubted God’s ability to provide for me the amount of wisdom and discernment I need to do what I do? Was I worried that unlike Solomon, I was not worthy enough to receive this gift?
There was a clear lesson to be learned from my wife Debbie who was relentless in petitioning God for the wisdom her husband desperately needed. Her understanding of God’s promises obviously preceded mine. Eventually I got the picture, approached the throne of grace, made my requests known and never looked back.
Whatever caused my early hesitation, now takes a distant back seat to the two valuable truths I discovered.
Truth number one is that because of God’s abundant grace, wisdom, like our salvation, is free to everyone who asks for it.
Truth number two is if your wife learns something before you do, you will never hear the end of it.