Thankful Thursday - Wisdom

Iris at Grace Alone... is stepping away from her blog for a while. Lynn at Spiritually Unequal Marriage and Laurie at Women Taking A Stand will take over hosting Thankful Thursdays. Iris isn't sure what will be happening with her but she is trusting God to lead. God always seems to bless obedience to Him and I pray that Iris is incredibly blessed in this phase of her life. Thank you, Iris, for hosting Thankful Thursdays for so long. Your insight and gifts to us each week will be missed. I hope you contribute every now and again - it'd be great to keep up with you that way.

Lynn chose "wisdom" as her topic this week and it's one that has been on my mind for a while. I've been praying for wisdom in many areas and it never ceases to amaze me how God always grants wisdom when it's asked for. I can tell, too, when I've stopped asking for wisdom - I usually recognize it by the funny taste of leather in my mouth as I chew on my foot...

James 1:5-6 reads: "If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him. But when he asks, he must believe and not doubt, because he who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind."

God generously grants wisdom - to those who ask and believe. I am so incredibly thankful for that.

Thank You for granting wisdom when we ask and believe. Lord, help my unbelief.
Thank You for forgiving me when I stray, wanting to manage my life under my control, forgetting to lay it at Your feet and asking You what You want me to do.

Thank You for providing wisdom - even when the realization hurts, for when it reveals the sin in my life it shows me what I need to repent and what needs work.

Above all, Thank You, Lord, for all you give us - for all we know and all we don't know. The blessings you pour down on us are immeasureable and I am so humbled and grateful to you for all of them.
I hope you head over to see Lynn and join in this week's Thankful Thursday.


Angela said...

amen amen amen...I have joined you in that prayer also and have made it mine...thank you for this powerful post...

Denise said...

Amen to your beautiful prayer.

milet @ lupusurvivor.com said...

amen to that.

thanks for visiting my TT!

godsown said...

I said Amen to your prayer and prayed it for myself!
Blessed TT


saleslady371 said...

Thanks, dear Bonnie, for creating that wonderful prayer for wisdom that I enjoyed praying with you today.

Melanie said...

A beautiful prayer.. may God grant us all His wisdom. Amen.