I believe we all have a person in our life who offers wisdom. For me, I have had several people whom I respect and listen to.
As I have gotten older, I realize just how much wisdom is lacking, so when I find someone who is a person of godly knowledge, I want to glean everything I can from them.
When I was newly married and a young mom, I wondered how other moms accomplished so much. I looked for an older, experienced lady to ask questions to and get encouragement from. Oftentimes I would find myself at my parents house or on the phone asking my mom for advice.
“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction.”
The fear of the Lord is a holy, reverent fear. It’s knowing that He is in control and if I truly love and trust Him, I won’t need to worry. This is something that I need constant reminding of.
I know when I have not listened to wisdom, I have found myself in situations that I could have avoided. I guess you could say, I listened to worldly wisdom, not godly wisdom.
I have known many people who have knowledge and can talk all day long about what they know. They may know some interesting facts and have parts of books memorized, and can quote all kinds of philosophers, but in the end it’s empty knowledge.
Day 24 Prayer: Wisdom
If you have people in your life that you can go to for godly advice and wisdom, thank God for them.
Pray that you would be a wise woman and build your house, not a foolish one that tears it down with your own hands. (Proverbs 14:1)
Pray for godly wisdom for your spouse and kids; that when decisions need to be made, he wouldn’t be overwhelmed, but that he would seek God’s guidance and trust that he will guide your steps. Proverbs 3:13 says,”Blessed are those who find wisdom, those who gain understanding.”
If you or your spouse don’t have a godly mentor, pray for one to come into your life. Or, pray that God would bring to mind someone already in your life that you could go to.
“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