When we go to God in prayer, what are we asking Him for?
“Get wisdom, get understanding: forget it not; neither decline from the words of my mouth. Forsake her not, and she shall preserve thee; love her, and she shall keep thee.” Proverbs 4:5-6
M46 Project Challenge: Talk to your children about the importance of asking God for wisdom. Remind them that wisdom is simply the application of knowledge, or knowing how to do something. Encourage them with the truth that God wants to help them figure things out!
It’s easy to go to God and ask for “this” or “that” to happen. In doing so, though, we put our own wish list…our own plan…ahead of His will for us. It’s not our plan, it’s His.
In Luke 9:23, we are taught “If anyone wishes to come after Me, he must deny himself, and take up his cross daily and follow Me.”
And so, I am reminded of the need to set aside my own list or plan in order that I may ask Him (daily) for the wisdom to handle the challenges and opportunities I encounter – and to do so in a way that glorifies and exemplifies Him always.
Prayer: Heavenly Father, thank you for your willingness to freely give wisdom to those that ask you. I ask that you not only give me the wisdom to lead my family, but to each of us so you can keep and preserve us. Help us to hear you. Light our path. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Thoughts: Pray for God’s provision, cleansing, and protection. Read Matthew 6:5-14 carefully.
We are headed for Proverbs 3:11-12. Until then…
Keep it Lit,
Amen…Thanks be to Christ Jesus