… wisdom

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WISDOM.

Doesn’t everyone want to be wise?
I’m not sure about you but if I had to list the top three things I pray consistently about – its wisdom.

Wisdom is the epitome of beauty – for me. It’s better than being “smart” or pretty or funny or charming.

Wisdom – knowing and seeing what should be, could be, or can be and knowing how to get from point A to point B in both direction, word, & tone. THEN, executing at just the right time.

I love it.
Today I prayed that would stay “nose to nose” with God. To me, there’s nothing more intimate than allowing another person to be directly in your face. I mean, you see and experience it all! Pimples, large pores, breathe, eye lashes fluttering on your face, stubble/skin brushing across yours, and eye contact. When you are so comfortable & in awe of that person – nose to nose is better than life. You laugh, you play, you learn, you crave more of them. You are at rest. Completely willing to embrace them and all of their person.

And, that’s where I want to be with God. So close that I completely SEE Him in His fullness and experience Him completely.

I want His wisdom. His patience. His mercy. His gentleness and strength. His boldness and compassion.

And, to think He just gives it when we ask. Without basing our portions on how often we sin or the sins we commit – He so lovingly gifts us with His wisdom when we ask in faith.

Isn’t that lovely?

I said yesterday that everything with God is comes full circle. Our God loves people. He loves for His people to love and care for people. All people. The lowest of people especially. And, would it not be more perfect than for one of the ways He imparts His wisdom to us than through relationships with other people? “As iron sharpens iron, so one persons sharpens another” Proverbs 27:17! Titus 2 tells us all about how the more mature Christian (the older) should teach the younger. How women teach women and how men ought to teach men. Sounds very much like a mentorship or sibling relationship. He knows that we learn and grow from each other. That there is wisdom in those further down the road than we are who can help those behind them grow from their experiences.

Our God is something, y’all. I’m so glad He loves on us the way He does. When we stay “cheek to cheek” with our Savior He grows and matures us into a WISE & blameless people that bring Him nothing but glory.

Praise God for that!

… here’s to our God who gives and gives and gives lovingly & endlessly everything that we need to live a life pleasing to Him!

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… confidence in Christ

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God hears me.
Sometimes that’s all I need to hear.

Just those three words alone can comfort and calm. Our God doesn’t just hear us crying out to Him, pleading for our desires and turns His back to us.

We are His children. He clothes us more beautifully than the lilies in the field, he says that evil people give good gifts to their children so how much more would He give to His own.

As long as we are asking for things that are in His will – things that are of good report, noble, right, pure, and true (more in Phillpians 4:8), these things He wants us to think on…. And, certainly pray for and about- He will give them to us. IF we pray with pure motives. When we truly want our end to glorify and magnify our Father.

He will give it to you.

Go to Him with a clean heart, asking for forgiveness and forgiving others you have issues with…. And, He will meet you at the throne of grace. Ready to listen.

Today, I’m challenged and encouraged to think on Philpians 4:8 and pray for God’s will to be done.

When we have our minds focused on GOOD – our behavior & actions follow suit.

God, thank you for your promises and the grace you give us daily to walk with You & become more like You. Thank you for allowing us to come to you in prayer about anything knowing you will bless us, give, & provide us with whatever it is we ask for. Today, I ask that your joy overwhelm and your love shine from within us. Let us remember to focus and think on all things good. Let us go about our day with courage and boldness, honoring your, & making wise decisions in faith.
In Your name,
Amen.

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