“Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with
all thy getting get understanding. Exalt her, and she shall promote
thee: she shall bring thee to honor, when thou dost embrace her.” (Proverbs
The Bible calls wisdom
the “principal thing.” This means that wisdom is the most important
thing in life. To have wisdom is to have understanding of what is
true and what is right and the ability to put it into practice.Simply put, it’s
practical application of knowledge.Sometimes it comes naturally, sometimes it comes supernaturally.
You’ve clicked on
this article because you want to do what is true and what is right.
Most likely you have a need and are looking for God to help you.
Well, you’ve come to the right place. God can and will help you. Of course,
He’s God, so He gets to lay down the ground rules. God’s help never
comes on our terms. It always and only comes on His terms.
Possibly you need
wisdom concerning your marriage or children. You may need wisdom
concerning a job change, going to school or making a major financial
investment. Whatever your need, God agrees to help you as you take
the following steps.
First, you must
make Jesus the Lord and Savior of your life. You do
this by simply saying, “Jesus, You’re my choice.”
(Romans 10:13) You simply don’t qualify for Father God’s help unless you
belong to His Forever Family. (John 1:12)
You’ll want to
receive the Holy Spirit Baptism as well.
This is an added measure of wisdom and power that is promised to all of
God’s children. (Acts 1:8) Once you have become Born Again and filled
with the Holy Spirit, you become a prime candidate for the wisdom of
God. I’m assuming that you know enough to keep the sin out of your
life, too. Now you’re ready to take the next step.
Ask God to give you
wisdom for your need. God wants you to ask Him. He yearns to
help you. Here’s what the Bible says.
“If any of you lack
wisdom, let him ask of God, that gives to all men liberally, and upbraids
not; and it shall be given him. But let him ask in faith, nothing
wavering … a double-minded man is unstable in all his ways.” (James 1:5-8)
You can do that
something like this. “Father, You see what I’m facing. I need
You to please tell me what to do. I ask You to give me wisdom in this matter,
in Jesus’ Name.” The Bible says that whatever you ask, you will
receive, as long as it’s legal, moral and Scriptural. (John 15:7) You
must also ask in the Name of Jesus.
Once you have
prayed that prayer, you must EXPECT God to
do as you’ve asked. The Scripture you just read reveals that
double-mindedness, or doubting, blocks the spout where the wisdom comes
At first it might
seem as if God didn’t even hear you. Have confidence.Trust Him.
He heard every single word. He’s going to give you the wisdom you
need but you’re going to have to keep your heart fixed upon Him. The
best way to do this is to pull out your Bible whenever you can and read a
few verses. If you have time, read a few chapters. Stick with
the New Testament at first. The New Testament is written to Believers
interesting and supernatural occurs as you are reading your Bible.
Once you have read the following verse of Scripture, I will explain it to
“The Word of God is
quick [alive] and powerful … and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents
of the heart.” (Hebrews 4:12)
Now I’ll explain
what happens. The Bible is the only living Book in the world.
It is literally alive because God’s Spirit is both within it and upon
it. As you both read and hear the living Word of God, the Spirit
within that Word is actually able to discern what your needs are and how to
meet them. As the Spirit within and upon the Word of God discerns
what you have need of, He’ll begin to quicken to you exactly what it is you
need to do to cooperate with Him. This is entirely supernatural.
The same Holy
Spirit Who abides within and upon the Word of God, also abides within and
upon you. That is, if you have been Born Again and received the Holy
Spirit Baptism as mentioned above.
The more time you
spend in God’s Word, the more sensitive you will become to His Spirit.
This is when you’ll begin to “pick up” His instruction from within your own
human spirit. The Holy Spirit lives in your human spirit.
Therefore, it is from there that you will hear His voice. His wisdom will rise
up from within you. It won’t come from your head. He doesn’t
live in your head. His wisdom will rise up from down in your belly,
down in your spirit.
It will flow upwards like an artesian well. Once you experience this,
you’ll never forget it.
This is the
experience Jesus was referring to one day in Jerusalem when He stood to
His feet and shouted out loud, “He that believes on Me, as the scripture
hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water. [But
this spake He of the Spirit, which they that
believe on Him should receive …].” (John 7:38,39)
The more you spend
time reading the Bible and the more you spend time praising and worshipping God, the more
you’ll hear His voice. It will come right up out of your
God inhabits His
Word through the agency of the Holy Spirit. God inhabits your human
spirit through the agency of the Holy Spirit. (If Jesus is your Lord,
that is.) God also inhabits your praises when you lift your hands and
voice and begin to tell Him how much you love Him and trust Him. (Psalm
22:3) So you can see the importance of reading the Bible and spending
a little time each day worshipping God for His goodness if you need
wisdom. His wisdom is not only in His Word. His wisdom is also
in your spirit. His wisdom will rise up from within as you worship
Don’t try to figure
out how this is possible just believe it. Don’t waste your time
analyzing it. Make the most of your time utilizing it. Just
believe that He’s in you. When He came to live in you, He didn’t
leave all of His wisdom behind. He brought it with Him. Because
He’s in you, wisdom is in you.
“But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us
wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption:”
The Scripture is
clear. Because Jesus lives in you, wisdom lives in you. Tap
into it by spending some time hanging out in God’s Word. Spend some
time worshipping God, the Source of all wisdom. The more time you
spend doing this, the quicker your answer will “pop up” out of your
spirit. It could be a verse of Scripture, it could be peace or unrest about a decision you
made, or it could also be His still small voice,
possibly His more authoritative voice.
As I said, once
this happens to you, you’ll never forget the experience. It’s as if
an elevator lifts up from your belly, carrying the answer into your
mind. You can almost “feel” it coming up.
That’s why I say,
“Need Wisdom? Coming Right Up!”
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Guidance. You'll be well on your way to being led through the hills
and valleys of life by the Spirit of the living God.