Ask God for Wisdom
If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.
– James 1:5
When you’re facing a problem, the very first thing you should ask God for is wisdom. Not money. Not power. Not even healing. But wisdom.
God’s wisdom is the key that will unlock every door in your life. It will turn your every failure into success. When you feel the need to pray asking God for things you think you need, or maybe about something you don’t understand, why not spend time instead listening to what He has to say about your situation. Then after you get a clear picture of the promises of God thru His word then pray the prayer of faith asking God because of His word.
Begin to Seek God’s Wisdom
If you’ve never tried prayer in that manner before, practically speaking, here’s is a method that may help you get started.
First: Find out in God’s Word, by searching through the Bible, what God’s word says about your need. Then write it down and keep that piece of paper with you to review.
Second: Lay out the entire problem before the Lord, not because He doesn’t know what you’re going through or need, but because laying it out helps you see things from a more objective point of view.
Third: Listen for the Spirit of God to advise you. Pay particular attention to what He says through the written Word you have written down and the word He brings to your remembrance. Most likely, the care of your problem has choked the Word of God. (Mark 4:18-19). If so, you need to get the Bible and begin to revive the Word in your heart. Then the Holy Spirit will begin to speak to you through it.
Fourth: Act on the wisdom God gives you. Let go of your own methods and put His methods into operation. Be obedient and rest in His care. If you don’t, that wonderful wisdom won’t do you any good at all.
God’s Gift of Wisdom to You
As you pray today, set aside your own ideas and seek the wisdom of God. It’s the only thing that can permanently solve the problems anyone has been facing. God’s Word is truly a precious gift from God. Beloved God loves you and wants you to have His Best and gives you His Wisdom Liberally.