Wednesday, September 4, 2013

The Wisdom God Gives - Colossians 3:16, Day 3

Colossians 3:16 -- "Let the message about Christ, in all its richness, fill your lives. Teach and counsel each other with all the wisdom he gives. Sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs to God with thankful hearts."

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God gives you wisdom. My working definition of wisdom is "to know the right way to go and go that way." Pretty simple right? But you'd be surprised at how complicated we make it.

The first step is knowing which way to go. This is where you have to know God. Because God's direction is the right direction. If you don't know God, how can you possibly know His direction? To know God you must seek Him in prayer and in His Word. you can communicate with God by pouring your heart out to Him and then listening for an answer. When you spend time with God, He will press into your heart which way is the right way, which way is His way.

The next step is actually going the right way, God's way. Knowing which way is the right way is hard enough, but actually going that way takes a choice -- are you going to go the way that looks easy or luxurious or are you going to submit and trust God that He makes everything for good.

This is a very important decision, which marks the difference between knowledge and wisdom. Knowing the way to go is good, but it takes wisdom to see that the right way is not always the most inviting, but it will bring you peace and joy because you are aligned with God's plan and purpose.

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