Ask for Wisdom

I often pray for wisdom (see James 1:5). Until I read this definition, I didn’t know all that I was asking.

Wisdom* is:
~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.

A New Mom’s Prayer Advice

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.‘”