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ASK AND RECIEVE

If we ask God for wisdom, He will not be mad at us! Some people think that we shouldn’t ask God for "small" things. God cares about us including every small thing. You may be thinking how do you know that? If God has the hairs of our head numbered (and some of them fall out every day!) why do you think that God does not care about everything that concerns you! God wants to give us His wisdom, but we must ask for it in faith and believe that we receive that wisdom WHEN we ask for it. Do not have the attitude that says I might get God’s wisdom someday, because that attitude will keep you from ever receiving God’s wisdom. You must say with your mouth OUT LOUD that you receive the wisdom of God NOW!

BRIGHT PATHWAYS

As the world around us grows darker, we must let our light shine brighter and brighter every day. Proverbs 4: 18-19 (AMP)

But the path of the [uncompromisingly] just and righteous is like the light of dawn, that shines more and more (brighter and clearer) until [it reaches its full strength and glory in] the perfect day [to be prepared]. The way of the wicked is like deep darkness; they do not know over what they stumble.

STRENGTH

May we always remember that God is our refuge and meditate on the words of the Psalmist David: Psalm 62: 5-8 (KJV)

My soul, wait thou only upon God; for thy expectation is from Him.
He only is my rock and my salvation: He is my defense; I shall not be moved. In God is my salvation and my glory: the rock of my strength, and my refuge, is in God. Trust in Him at all times; ye people, pour out your heart before Him: God is a refuge for us. Selah. (Selah means that we should meditate on these things)

GOD'S WISDOM

Do you have a situation that seems to have no answer? James chapter one says that if we lack wisdom we should ask God for wisdom. He wants to give us wisdom. But we should ask for wisdom AFTER we have decided what we really want to know - so that we will not be wishy-washy in our thinking after we have asked God for wisdom. What is the point in asking God for wisdom and then doing our own thing? We must remember that God is the one with the answers to our problems. We must remember that every day. True wisdom comes from God who loves us wants to give us the answers.

WISDOM AND UNDERSTANDING

Do you lack wisdom? Do you lack understanding? The Word of God is the only place to find either or both of them. Proverbs say that God has wisdom and gives understanding. According to Timothy, we are to be

workmen that do not have to be ashamed, because we study the Bible and rightly understand what God is saying. Are you saying that you don’t understand ALL the Bible? No one does, but don’t let that be an excuse for not trying to understand. Ask for understanding before you begin to read. Meditate on what you are reading and understanding, then put into action what you have read.

POWER OF GOD

The power of God in His Word will become the power of God in us as we read, speak, meditate, and live daily the Word of God in our lives. EASY? NO! But we can do all things through Christ who strengthens us. We have the Holy Spirit to guide, comfort, instruct, and reveal God’s Word and His ways to us. Let us listen and live in the power of God each day. May we walk with peace on our feet and joy in hearts as we live, and move, and have our being in the wonderful Word of the living God!

FAITH THAT GROWS

Faith that grows must be based on the Word of God. It cannot based on anything else. Many times we begin to believe and then we see things happening that cause us to quit standing on the promises of God. People who we think have more faith than we have are those who know what God has said and they are not moved by what they see. They are not moved by what they hear or feel. They are only moved by what God’s Word says. Most people are not there, but we should strive to get there. Faith becomes strong as we hear, speak, meditate, and obey God’s Word.