Encouragement for your daily walk with God
Someone once said, “Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit, and wisdom is knowing not to put it in a fruit salad.” How does one get that kind of wisdom? More importantly, as a Christ follower, how do we walk in wisdom? Let's look at attitudes necessary for a consistently wise, Christ-centered lifestyle:
Determination - You don’t accidentally walk in wisdom, and it doesn’t come automatically. You must determine to wholeheartedly pursue godly living.
Focus - It’s easy to meander your way through life. To stay on track, we must focus on the Word, the Holy Bible. As we meditate on Scripture and absorb its truths, we begin to make wise choices in tune with biblical principles.
Spirit Sensitivity - The Holy Spirit is our Helper and Guide. He will never lead us down an unwise path. Develop sensitivity to His prompting. He knows the path to take.
Trust - Our way and the Lord’s way is not always the same. Therefore, we must trust His perfect wisdom and walk according to His plan.
Perseverance - Perseverance means to stay the course. We often start out on the right path, but staying the course for the long haul is something else. That’s why we need to keep depending on God, so we can persist and choose wisely over a long period.
Let me repeat a previous statement: Wisdom does not come automatically. But it will come when we know and trust God, and listen to and obey His Word. A lifetime of godliness develops one wise choice at a time.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths. Do not be wise in your own eyes; Fear the Lord and depart from evil. It will be health to your flesh, and strength to your bones. Proverbs 3:5-8