Lindsay Morgan is a native of Ohio who moved south 7 years ago where she met Jesus head on at age 31. Ever since then, she has been fascinated by His tangible presence and real love. Her writings usually include the grace, the struggle and the expectant heart of a moment by moment surrender to the God who created the Universe! Since recently moving to Los Angeles, California she continues on the journey step by step (sometimes wobbly) letting God write the story of her life. Find more at www.PuttingthePencilDown.com.
My facebook status update last night read:
“I often forget to ask God about every detail. He has ALL the wisdom, why do I forget to ask Him?!”
It’s true, it says in James 1:5 But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all generously and without reproach, and it will be given to him.
God gives wisdom generously! Let’s look into this….
If I lack wisdom (knowledge of what is true or right coupled with just judgment as to action)
I can ASK GOD!
And He (God) will give generously (in large, abundant and ample amounts) He will give it to me without finding any fault.
Sounds great to me, knowledge of what is true or right from the One who created the Universe, sounds like a no-brainer!
The next verse goes on to say:
But he must ask in faith without any doubting, for the one who doubts is like the surf of the sea, driven and tossed by the wind. (James 1:6)
The past couple of weeks, I have been doubting, I have been looking at a circumstance “trying” to figure it out, I have been praying as usual, reading my Bible, along with other books that talk about God, but I forgot to actually TALK TO GOD!
The funny part is, the circumstance is an answered prayer, but when God answered it, I was unprepared, I was scurrying around trying to figure it out instead of just talking to God and resting and trusting that He had THIS also!
Instead of talking to God, instead of pouring out my heart, my thoughts, my feelings, my fears to God. I was racking my brain trying to make sense of it all. AGAIN… WHEN WILL I LEARN.
Sooooo very thankful for God’s unmerited grace and His sweet reminders to “Be still and KNOW He is God” (Psalm 46:10)
He reminded me today to stay in the very day I am in! And then sweetly He said to me:
She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come. (Proverbs 31:25)
And the very next line it says She speaks with wisdom and faithful instruction is on her tongue. (Proverbs 31:26)
LORD……. Your Word says, I can laugh at my future!
Your word says I can ask for wisdom and You will give it generously.
Why do I spend my energy and brain power any other way?
The Bible says “You know when I sit down and when I rise up; You understand my thought from afar. (Psalm 139:2)
You know exactly what I am dealing with, you know every fear, every hesitation, every dream, every hope, you know it all Lord!
Why is it so hard?
Lord, forgive me; forgive me for my pride, for trying to BE GOD in my life, for trying to figure it out rather than to TRUST YOU. I surrender; I give you back the pencil AGAIN! Thank you Lord, that You don’t hold this against me, that You say if I confess my sins You Lord are faithful and just to forgive me!
Praise You Jesus! It’s in Your name that I pray