Tuesday, 5 June 2012

Today Reminder - 05 June 2012 (Generous)

My prayer for you for today is that you will ask God when you need guidance and wisdom and that you will trust and believe Him for an answer with an expectant heart, in Jesus name.

James 1:5-8
If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and He will give it to you. He will not rebuke you for asking. But when you ask Him, be sure that your faith is in God alone. Do not waver, for a person with divided loyalty is as unsettled as a wave of the sea that is blown and tossed by the wind. Such people should not expect to receive anything from the Lord. Their loyalty is divided between God and the world, and they are unstable in everything they do.

Generous - If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and He will give it to you. Today we are reminded that we can go to God with all our needs. James writes here that God is a generous God meaning that He will give what you need when you ask. But a very important note follows: “But when you ask Him, be sure that your faith is in God alone.” We cannot go to God for wisdom and guidance and then seek it in the world. How many times does this not happen? We ask God for help and then we try and do it ourselves. Why would we seek wisdom anywhere else when we can get it from the source of all wisdom, and God will give it with a generous heart – Why? Maybe we are impatient, or maybe we don’t have enough faith or maybe we let ourselves be influenced by people. 

My dear friend let us seek our wisdom today from the creator of wisdom and the source of all wisdom. Let us seek it from God, but when we ask Him for wisdom we must do it with complete obedience to His will and with undivided faith. 

For the LORD grants wisdom! From His mouth come knowledge and understanding. (Proverbs 2:6)

Wisdom belongs to the aged, and understanding to the old. "But true wisdom and power are found in God; counsel and understanding are His. (Job 12:12-13)

Those who trust their own insight are foolish, but anyone who walks in wisdom is safe. (Proverbs 28:26)

In Him lie hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. (Colossians 2:3)

For the wisdom of this world is foolishness to God. As the Scriptures say, "He traps the wise
in the snare of their own cleverness." And again, "The LORD knows the thoughts of the wise;
He knows they are worthless." (1 Corinthians 3:19-20)

No human wisdom or understanding or plan can stand against the LORD. (Proverbs 21:30)

Have an awesome day dear friend of Jesus