Monday, August 24, 2009

A Choice for Wisdom

There are so many distractions in life to keep our minds, bodies, and spirit away from truth. I get sucked into many temporary things and wonder if this is part of the struggle we all must fight if we really are true Christians. Fighting even against normal "societal "ways. God tells us to know scripture, to write it on the tablets of our hearts and bind it on our foreheads. "Let love and faithfulness never leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart" Proverbs 3:3 If I don't consciously make the choice to Love throughout my day like Jesus, then it honestly wouldn't happen. I wouldn't even think about it because there is so much to do. My day would be filled with "ME." It is an actual "transitioning of the mind" that goes on. "Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is--his good, pleasing and perfect will." Romans 12:2 You have to renew your mind to think of all we do with an eternal mindset. It will change how we act and react and it could change ourselves because Love always changes and makes a difference. Nothing can ever look the same afterwards. So many things seeming important will no longer be, and then the little things we often pass by become significant and good for the soul and for eternity. When we ask for wisdom, which should be something we do for every reasons like...(1) It is the greatest attribute to have because Solomon pleased God by asking for this because it brings one closer to God and it is an eternal thing. 1 Kings 3:1-28 And (2) God says He gives wisdom freely to those who ask Him for it. "If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him." James 1:5 Wisdom begins with the renewing of our minds by being aware to chose God. After we do this, as vessels now, we are open to accept and learn wisdom from the Lord.

Ask the Lord for wisdom and see what happens. Open your heart to Him and see how He will use you to Glorify His name and bring you joy. This is our true satisfaction, an eternal one not fleeting or momentary.

1 comment:

Katelyn said...

I really enjoyed this post, Olivia. I have to remind myself constantly that this body, this day, this life --- it isn't permanent. God's actively moving and I look forward to the day that we can be fully fulfilled in the present without always looking ahead to the future.