O God, Give us, first and foremost, the desire to be wise!



Don’t flee today.  Instead, press in.  Show up.  Watch for what God is doing.  Thus, get wisdom.  Shout for it. Seek it.  Look for it… But GET IT!

** Put this prayer on the tip of your tongue,“Father, give me wisdom.  Make me wise as I seek your kingdom today first and foremost.”

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** The beginning of wisdom is this: Get wisdom. Though it cost all you have, get understanding.Proverbs 4:7

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** Father Richard Rohr says, “Wisdom is precisely the freedom to be truly present to what is right in front of you. Presence is wisdom! People who are fully present know how to see fully, rightly, and truthfully.”

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** Retired Iowa State University physics prof. John Stanford says our pursuit for wisdom always should drive us toward God. “Whatever each spiritual discipline’s particular focus is (prayer, fasting, solitude, etc.), their primary purpose is to bring us — again and again — to this fundamental decision: Will I choose for self or for God?”

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** And the Apostle Paul, speaking of marriage to the church of Corinth, says real wisdom — the foundation of being single or married — is letting God enslave us with his Spirit right where we are:   “Stay where you were when God called your name. Were you a slave? Slavery is no roadblock to obeying and believing. I don’t mean you’re stuck and can’t leave. If you have a chance at freedom, go ahead and take it. I’m simply trying to point out that under your new Master you’re going to experience a marvelous freedom you would never have dreamed of. On the other hand, if you were free when Christ called you, you’ll experience a delightful “enslavement to God” you would never have dreamed of.  (I Corinthians 7:20-22; The Message)  

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