James 1:5 tells us “If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him.” (NKJV) Picture our God giving out wisdom in a generous and openhanded way. God does dispense His wisdom to those of us who ask by lavishly pouring it out to us, that which we need. Individually, plainly, simply, just ask Him and He WILL give it. He also g…ives it without reproach. Another way of looking at this is, He gives it without insult. He does not say “ok dummy, I was wondering when you would realize you need that”. Neither does He scold us for asking. I have a mental picture of God sitting at His throne, with a warm, loving smile, as He delivers to us the wisdom we ask for! Faith is a key component here as well, we must approach Him (as always) in Faith. If we do not, it is as though we are telling Him, that we are deciding to live life our own way, (we just need His help on this one little thing) make our own decisions, in effect trying to separate ourselves from Him. Verse 6 tells us that when a person prays while doubting, he is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed about by the wind. When one prays in faith and knows the God to whom he is praying, then God is able and willing to respond to his need!! Can you share a time when you asked (in prayer) for wisdom concerning a certain thing, and God poured it out to you? Would you share a time when you tried to solve a problem your own way? How did it work out?
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