Tuesday, December 2, 2008

James 1:5

"If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him."
James 1:5

This is a great scripture. Not only because it was the inspiration for Joseph Smith to actually go out and ask God what was up with all the different churches... but also because we can find wisdom in our own lives.  No matter how brilliant or well-organized we are, we all lack wisdom. We all have a little in different areas... but compared to God, we lack a lot. :)  And so, going to God to ask for some more is a great idea. :)  It is cool that he offers wisdom to everyone, without rebuking or chastising us.  The scripture goes on to say that we need to have faith as we are asking.  Believe that God wants us to have wisdom, and that he will help us get it.  That might be the trickiest part,… but God really does want us to know and learn and understand.  We can't do it all at once, but as we ask for understanding and wisdom, he will teach us.
So, today, let's try it... when we're stuck and need some wisdom... let's take it to God.  He will answer us.  It might be in an unexpected way, or require a little bit of patience (oh no!!!) but the answer will definitely come. :)

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