Day 9: The Gift of Wisdom
In James 1:5, the scripture says "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."
Head: Think for a second on how many times have you wanted to throw your hands up at a situation in your marriage? For example, it was not but a few weeks ago that I wanted to scream to the world that "I'm OVER IT!" In my heart of hearts I was "over it". I was tired of complaining that I didn't feel loved, I was tired of things not being done when I asked, I was tired of my husband having no time for me, and the list went on and on. Sometimes, all I wanted to do was talk to him and it would hurt me when he would tell me he was busy. It would hurt me when I'd roll over in bed at night and he'd be out like a light and all I wanted was to say good night and it would hurt me when it seemed like he just didn't care.
Heart: Something I haven't done in a very long time is pray for wisdom. Do you feel short on wisdom? Since God is so willing to give wisdom out freely, why wouldn't I ask for wisdom about ever situation in my life and on a daily or even hourly basis? That being the case, why wouldn't I pray for wisdom that would heal the wounds in my marriage or to help me better understand my husband. I can only imagine how little hurt their would be in our marriages if we only asked God for help first. I always imagine God's wisdom compared to our like this. We are holding a thimble and God's wisdom is the ocean. He could pour and pour his wisdom into our thimble but it would over flow because we can not handle all that He knows. However, God will give us just the right amount for the situations in our life in which we are asking for wisdom. He is more than capable of quenching our thirst for knowledge and is ever willing to satisfy our thirst for the marriage that He wants us to have.
Hands: God gives us wisdom abundantly, like a "gift", but we must ask for it. Today, you will simply ask for wisdom whenever a situation arises and make it a habit to ask God to give you wisdom and prepare you for the days ahead. There should be no strings attached. Do not ask for wisdom on how to "change" your husband, God is working on him already. Simply ask God for wisdom to help you be a better wife. He knows your need and He simply wants you to want the gift He gives so freely. Continue to ask for His wisdom from day to day.
Over the last week we have learned such things as to be patient, kind, to pray for joy, our husbands and now wisdom. Is it working for your marriage? How are things going so far? Share your thoughts and your feelings, please.