by Pastor Ken
But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach; and it will be given to him.
I can still remember the time I was studying for my college finals, but getting nowhere fast. It seemed the harder I studied the less prepared I felt. So I stopped. I stopped studying and started praying. And I actually prayed today’s verse. I said, “Jesus, thank You that You have already given me the promise of wisdom in James 1:5.”
After I was done praying, I started studying again and it really did help. But when I looked down at the exam later in the week my mind went blank. There were only fifteen questions, but I couldn’t answer any of them. So I prayed again. “Jesus, give me the wisdom you promised in James 1:5.”
I immediately felt Jesus telling me to answer question number three. So I did. That’s how the entire exam went. Question by question I prayed for wisdom and I got it. And when it was all over with, I had earned an A. Jesus had definitely kept his promise.
Are you facing a seemingly-impossible situation? Are you at a crossroads in your life and not sure which way to go? Or are you simply wanting to live a more Jesus-led life? No matter what your situation, all you have to do is claim the promise in God’s Word by praying, “Jesus, I don’t know what to do. I need you to give me the wisdom you’ve promised to all who ask in James 1:5. Jesus, give me wisdom. Amen.”