Bible Reading: Proverbs 9:1-18
It’s beautiful and interesting how the world works in cycles of seasons that God ordained for it. At some time, it’s all cold. At some other time, it’s all hot. At some time, it’s all wet. At another time, it’s dry and dusty. At a time, in some place- it snows. At other times, it doesn’t.
In that way, we have learnt that many things come to us seasonally. There are fruits and products that are available in particular seasons, not all year round. There are activities that we can only run in particular seasons. There are places that we can only go at particular times.
We have therefore learned and become comfortable with the concept of season-induced abundance and season-induced scarcity.
Do you ever deal with times when you feel like you don’t have the wisdom to match the demands of a particular season of your life? It’s at those times that it becomes so easy to become seasonal in our wisdom conversation too. Wisdom becomes relative to the season we’re in: abundant or scarce.
The truth is that the year ahead of us is going to come with varying situations, opportunities, challenges and questions, and each one has a wisdom demand on us.
We need something more than season-induced wisdom. We need something more than on-and-off wisdom. We need all-year, every time wisdom.
When I think about the number of choices that I make everyday and what’s at stake on each of them, I really need to be living my life at a level of great quality wisdom.
The good news is that God speaks about an all-season abundance of wisdom for us as His children! In our reading today, wisdom is presented as ‘crying out’ to us at the most strategic places. Do you know that in God’s design, wisdom is not something you have to find scarce and beyond your reach? He brings it so close and is shouting it on you!
Wisdom should be the Christian’s normal!
But to those who are called … Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God. 1 Corinthians 1:24 NKJV
And if anyone longs to be wise, ask God for wisdom and he will give it! He won’t see your lack of wisdom as an opportunity to scold you over your failures but he will overwhelm your failures with his generous grace. James 1:5 TPT
The wisdom that God gives is not some scamming, hustling kind of wisdom. It is a wisdom that will lead us in a pathway of life and peace.
But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, willing to yield, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality and without hypocrisy James 3:17 NKJV
As we wait on God today, let’s believe Him for this to be a year of all-round wisdom! Let’s believe for wisdom in setting order to our lives, wisdom to live in this day and age, wisdom to prosper in our relationship with Jesus, wisdom to build our homes, wisdom to prosper in the work of our hands, and so on.
Remember, wisdom for the christian is not a season-induced thing. It’s an every time thing. It’s who Christ is to us!
What can you do with some all-year wisdom for this year? I’d love to know in the comments section and be praying for you.
In Prayer Today:
Pray for the Lord to lead you in the pathways of wisdom this year. Pray that your sensitivity to the voice of wisdom (and all the people and systems that represent it to you) will be greatly increased. Pray that you will lead your life at a high level of wisdom that is beyond your age and qualifications.
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