10/31/13

Abide in Christ: The Seventh Day

Abide in Christ
by Andrew Murray
As to Wisdom
But of Him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption. - I Cor. 1:30

 
"How often have you longed for wisdom and spiritual understanding that you might know God better, whom to know is life eternal! Abide in Jesus."
 
"Study much to know the written Word; but study more to know the living Word, in whom you are of God."
 
"Abiding in Him, the mind will be calmed and freed from passion, the judgment cleared and strengthened, the light of heaven will shine on earthly things and your prayer for wisdom like Solomon's will be fulfilled above what you ask or think."
 

I pray everyday for wisdom.  I say this literally.  I really do utter the words 99% of the time before leaving my bed in the morning: "Lord, give me wisdom."  My next thought is all the things I need wisdom for: parenting, friendships, being a wife. My next thought is not, "ok - He will supply it."  I know He will.  Now that I look back and see good decisions and right choices - I can see where He gave me wisdom.  But instead of resting in the fact that He gives wisdom, I pray the prayer in a worried, tired way.  The "Lord, give me wisdom" is said with almost a sigh. There is no trust there.  There is no rest. I say the prayer and contine to worry about all the "stuff" I have to do.
 
Taking time, before my really busy day today for God's Word is always the right choice. I have a lot of "stuff" to do.  The baby is awake in the next room fussing.  My boys are snooping in the kitchen for the hidden Halloween candy.  Yet, I knew that my day would be better if I spend time with the Living Word in His Word.
 
Today I am going to pray my normal prayer differently today, with a heart of rest and trust:
 
"Lord, I know that You are the giver of all wisdom. I find my life in You. While I am striving to abide in You, impart to me Your wisdom. Amen.




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