Get the Principal Thing 02 August Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding. Exalt her, and she shall promote thee.... She shall give to thine head an ornament of grace: a crown of glory shall she deliver to thee.
How many times have you prayed and failed to receive your answer? I can tell you it wasnt because God missed it! The Word of God says you ask and receive not because you ask amiss (James 4:3). You need wisdom to ask for the right thing. That means you need Gods thoughts about the situation before you can pray effectively. You may be crying out to God for healing when what you actually need is a miracle. You may be praying about a money shortage when what you have is a giving shortage. You may even be causing the problem yourself without knowing it. You need Gods wisdom! How do you get it? Jesus shows us in Luke 11:49. He began speaking, Therefore…said the wisdom of God…, then He began to quote Scripture. He called the written Word of God the wisdom of God. Gods wisdom is His Word. So let the Word of God, the wisdom of God, begin to influence your thinking. Soak your mind in it. Dont just scan it lightly. Dig in it. Learn it. Take it seriously. Then begin to pray in the spirit. Let the Spirit of God start a process of spiritual insight in your heart as you pray and worship in the spirit. After awhile, youll begin to understand things in a new way. Youll begin to have a whole new interpretation of the problem. You may suddenly have a realization, a deep conviction, an inner knowing. Someone may call you on the telephone and say, I just got a word from the Lord this morning and Im so excited about it…. And what they say is exactly what you need to hear. However you get it, remember, wisdom is the principal thing. Gods way of thinking will save your life, pull you out of debt, and put you on the road to prosperity. It will introduce you to possibilities you have never seen before and get you out of any trouble.Job 14-15; Revelation 6Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore I get wisdom! Proverbs 4:7
Scripture Reading: 1 Corinthians 2:6-9