I often pray for wisdom (see James 1:5). Until I read this definition, I didn’t know all that I was asking.
~varied knowledge of things human and divine, acquired by acuteness and experience
~skill in the management of affairs
~devout and proper prudence in intercourse with men
~knowledge and practice of the requisites for godly and upright living
Our lack of understanding doesn’t limit God’s answers to our prayers.
*from Olive Tree Enhanced Strong’s Dictionary, definition of sophia.
I listened as a new mom told our very pregnant friend: “Taking care of a baby leaves little time for formal prayer. I’m learning to pray all the time; when I’m nursing, when I’m changing diapers, when I wake up at night.”
She also said, “I ask for wisdom to raise my baby boy because James 1:5 says, ‘If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.‘”
When you don’t know how to deal with a situation, you can ask God for wisdom.
He gives it.
Sometimes we’re afraid to ask for help, even when we need it.
God knows that about us.
The Bible says, “If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and he will give it to you. He will not rebuke you for asking (James 1:5).”