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Wisdom…ASK FOR IT!!!

Sunshine’s Reflections

Good morning.  Happy Friday-Eve!!!  Yes, it’s already Thursday.  Time is flying.  Be sure to make each moment count in your life.

TFTD: Wisdom…ASK FOR IT!!!

James 1:5-6(NKJV)

If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him. But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind.

Each day that I learn a little bit more about God, I grow to love Him more.  I am starting to realize that living for Him is not necessarily hard, but we make it harder than it has to be.  A common message I see in the bible is to ask, believe and have faith.

What’s faith?

Hebrews 11:1 (NKJV)

11 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

When you have faith you are hoping that something will come true even without the evidence in the physical realm, but you hope on it in the spiritual realm.  It’s a dream that you wish will come true, but in Christ it can come true if you have faith!  Children can teach us a lot about faith.  They have that true blind faith.  They believe what their parents tell them without seeing the evidence of what they are being told, but they consider the source.  That’s how we should be.  When we ask God for something we should consider the source and know that He has never failed us, so why would He start now.  Have faith.  What’s great about believing in God is you don’t need to have a lot of faith.  God said faith the size of a mustard seed is sufficient (Matthew 17:20).  Do you know how small that is??? It’s extremely tiny.  That’s the beauty of God, all you have to do is have a tiny bit of faith and as your relationship grows with Him, your faith will grow.  My faith in God has definitely grown from accepting Him as a child.  I’ve had a million and one questions and somehow the answers to all of them didn’t matter because I considered the source of my health, my strength, my finances, my past, my present, and my future. 

Salvation: We are to ask the Lord to come into our life, believing that He sent His Son Jesus to die for us and that He raised Him from the dead.  We have to have faith that this is true because we didn’t see it so our faith chooses to believe. (Romans 10:9 & John 3:16)

Prayer request: We are told that whatever we ask in prayer, believing we shall receive.  First we have to open our mouth and ask God for something then have faith and believe that He will answer it before we see the results.  (Matthew 21:22)

Wisdom: God is telling us that if anyone lacks wisdom, let him ASK.  He also says let them ask in faith! 

What does this mean?  It means that if you need something, if you desire to change, if you are hungry for God to take you to a new level in your life, all you have to do is FIRST ASK!!!  Open your mouth and ask.  If you lack wisdom, be woman or man enough to admit that to God and then ask for it.  God is not going to condemn you for asking for wisdom. 

Wisdom is the quality or state of being wise; having knowledge of what is true or right coupled with just judgment as to action; sagacity, discernment, or insight.  It’s also a scholarly knowledge or learning.

Everyone needs wisdom and needs to operate in wisdom and it’s available to everyone if we just ask!  The bible is filled with scriptures on wisdom.  It’s so important for us to gain knowledge in all that we do.  It’s important to make wise decisions.  Excuse me if I sound a little harsh, but if anyone lacks wisdom it’s because they haven’t asked for it!

God wants to give wisdom to us freely.  Start today by asking Him for it, believing that He will provide it, and have faith that He will see you through all that you need to go through.

NEED WISDOM?  ASK FOR IT!

Have a blessed day in the Lord. 

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Mrs. Nicole “Sunshine” Ellis

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