Spiritual Wisdom

Ephesians 1:17-19 (NKJV): that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him, the eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that you may know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, and what is the exceeding greatness of His power toward us who believe, according to the working of his mighty power…

Good stuff. True stuff. I have had some things on my mind that I was wrestling with and looking for some biblical perspective upon which to base any decision I was to make. This involved my wife, who I had not discussed any of this with. Searching online for the answer from people’s theology I generally trust produced little result. finally, after discussing it with somebody whose Bible knowledge probably far exceeds mine and seems like a suitable mentor, I realized that the answer was only going to come from God in prayer. So often I decide to take on the role of problem solver, theologian, counselor, etc. without first consulting God. In fact, I don’t like to admit this, but often God is the last to be consulted (when He should most certainly be first). Let me interject here that I am continuously amazed by His grace and the patience that He has with me.

On with the rest of the story…

After finally surrendering and asking God to show me the answer to my problem, my wife came home and was the first to bring up the issue in conversation and was feeling the same way I was about it! I had my answer. I know from whence it came. There is no way my wife could have known that this particular topic was on my mind and had also been on hers that very same day. God showed me what to do through fellowship with other believers,  which, in turn, pointed me back to Him to provide the right answer. I believe that the Holy Spirit is as active today as ever, and I thank Him for His guidance.

May you experience that same wisdom and revelation in your life. Ask for it — that’s all I did.

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