We need God’s wisdom for the challenges we face every day. His Word declares that wisdom is the principal thing. So today, I want to encourage you to prioritize asking God for wisdom with regard to any challenge that you might be facing.
In the Book of James, we learn that if anyone lacks wisdom, “let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him” (James 1:5).
God is most pleased to give you wisdom generously when you ask Him for it. And His wisdom will help you to identify the root cause of the problem confronting you and the best way to solve it.
#ActivateTheWord – I am more than a conqueror. I don’t fight for victory, but I stand in the victory of Jesus. His finished work on the cross assures me of forgiveness, healing, peace, provision, protection, and acceptance of God. No attack, threats, lies, or accusations can steal these away from me – not now or in the future. I declare that in Christ I am above the influences of Satan!
The word for “faithfulness” in Galatians 5:22 means to “win over” or “to persuade.” Faith, or faithfulness, as produced by the Holy Spirit, is a firm persuasion and conviction. It is a belief and confidence in the person of God and His revealed Word such that it brings forth holiness, obedience, and good works.
Kindness is a pervasive spirit of gentleness and servanthood that is shaped and molded by the Holy Spirit’s indwelling power. It is motivated by sincere love for others. Kindness is similar to goodness, but goodness is the act of good works whereas kindness is the heart attitude behind the good works.
Joy is a gladness of heart produced by the Holy Spirit. Joy permeates our disposition despite trial, heartache, or pain. It is an attitude of spirit that is fixed upon eternal glories and heavenly blessings so much that the sorrows of earth do not cause our soul to despair. A joyful heart is a thankful heart.
Humility is an accurate esteeming of ourselves before God and man. It is the recognition of being unworthy to receive God’s grace and mercy. A humble person is characterized by acknowledging and confessing sin, as well as willing submission to the Word of God, God’s sovereign plans, and God-given human authority. Humility lays down any perceived rights, plans, or desires.
HUMILITY in the heart says things such as: “I am unworthy to receive God’s grace.” “I will submit my will to God’s Word and obey through His enabling grace.” “I acknowledge my sin before God and others