When was the last time you asked God for wisdom?
Main Scripture James 1:5-6
Do you feel as if you are in a desert today? Like this season of life that you are currently end won’t ever end? It just keeps going on kind of lack a desert? Then today’s devotional is for you. No matter what desert you may be in we all need wisdom. But we desperately need wisdom that comes from God.
Wisdom is something that few people truly have. Some of us may think we are wise, but do we truly know what it means to be wise? Wisdom can simply be defined as the quality of having experience, knowledge, and good judgment. Many of us including myself, may not consider ourselves wise, but we all know someone who is. Whether it be a coach, teacher, parent, grandparent, pastor, friend, boss or even someone close to us that we look up to. For me, I have always thought my mother to be one of the wisest people I have known. She has always had great guidance, the right answers, and great decision making capabilities. Do you want to know why I thought she was wise? I know that she is close to God, I know that she spends time with him! In our scripture for today we see that the only reason we are not wise is because we don’t ask for it! We must ask God for wisdom!
“If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him. But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind.” James 1:5-6
I’m sure you can think of several situations where you wish you had wisdom. There are many situations I can think of for me personally where I needed wisdom and had no one to ask. When we find ourselves in any situation where we feel lost, hopeless and confused we need to turn to God in his wisdom and might! What I love about this passage in James is that it’s really that simple!!! “If any of you lacks wisdom, Let him ask God,”.
So, what about you? What are some decisions/situations in your life that you know you need the wisdom of God to make the right choice. Maybe it is whether or not you should date this guy or girl. It could be wondering if you need to continue to practice for that sport you want to try out for this fall. Or maybe, it is wisdom you need with different family situations. It could possibly be wisdom for how to talk to mom and dad about what is going on in your life. Maybe today you are needing the wisdom of God so that you can better share your faith with a friend. I’m not sure what you need wisdom from God for today, but here’s the thing students and families, if any of us lack any wisdom at all it is simply because we have not asked God for it.
I want to encourage you all today to ask God for wisdom when you are lacking it. Every situation, dilemma, problem and circumstance in your life is cared by greatly by our God. He loves you. He’s the creator of the universe and he cares about EVERY situation in your life. So, ask God. Spend time today after reading this devotional and ask God for his wisdom. That it will cover you all the days of your life. Lean into God. When was the last time that you asked God for wisdom?
Friendly reminder for our students, we will be having a zoom meeting tonight at 8PM. The meeting ID is 879-843-090 and the password is Transform. We had a great zoom meeting last night and am looking forward to it today. We will be having our Transformed Youth Service this coming Wednesday night at 7PM on facebook live and YouTube. After reading today’s devotional be sure to share with the GroupMe what you felt like God was speaking to you or share it on your IG story! You can only get out of these devotionals what you put into it!
Love and blessings,
Transformed Student Ministry