(Today’s devotion has been extracted from my book, “Where I was weak, I am now becoming strong!”)
Lord, I Need More Wisdom
“Lord may I daily walk in a state of wisdom that operates above my physical age, and experiences.”
(The God of Knowledge - Proverbs 19:8)
“Wisdom is the principle thing, therefore get wisdom and in all of thy getting, get understanding.” Proverbs 4:7
Read: Proverbs 4 & James 1
To have obtained information, yet lack the knowledge and the understanding of its application; is equivalent to walking in a rain storm; carrying a closed umbrella; and complaining that you are now soaking wet! Many Christians today are experiencing a since of being “overwhelmed” by the circumstances and the occurrences of their daily lives. Most are truly devoted Saints - who can tote, quote and know who wrote the Bible. However, they have not received the wisdom for the proper application of God’s word.
So today Father, I will no longer be content; and I refuse to be one who has simply memorized your Word – but lack the wisdom that is embedded within your Word. I ask that you El De’ot, reveal to me the hidden treasures of your Word. I understand that I can no longer afford to walk in ignorance concerning the application of your principles. You have given me a work to accomplish. I have the tools, I have the plans, and I have the true desire to continue to walk in your divine guidance. However, the missing element which is now vital, is a degree of your wisdom which is equivalent to or which surpasses the amount of your Word that is within me.
El De’ot, May I always remember that for every minute that I am not aggressively applying your wisdom, “I” am permitting a delay in the manifestation and the execution of your plans for my life. “I” am opening the door for diabolical distractions. “I” am giving fuel to kingdom of darkness and giving it permission to release and execute its plans…… Simply because “I” have not intensely sought you for the application of your wisdom!
Therefore, I will plunge into you and seek your wisdom at any cost. The degree of your wisdom which I have already attained, mandates that I push through EVERY obstacle, and pursue not to get more of your Word – but a fuller understanding of the Word that I have already obtained.
I will, and I must, with a renewed tenacity seek the guidance and direction that is only procured from you; My omniscient Father…. My God of knowledge… My El De’ot.