Wisdom

Praise to the God of all WISDOM

11/24/2021

Are you in the midst of making a decision?  Do you wonder what the best course of action is regarding work, parenting, a relationship, or finances?

If ever there was a time to follow the path of wisdom, it’s now.

Wisdom for the road before us. Wisdom for how to proceed.

Proverbs remind us that the Lord is the source and provider of wisdom.

How blessed we are to be able to go to our Heavenly Father, read His ways, pray, and receive His wisdom. When we don’t know which path to follow, we can follow our hearts to His heart.

GOD OF WISDOM, we praise You that we can come to You for heavenly wisdom. Thank You for providing it when we seek You.

 “For the Lord gives WISDOM; From His mouth come knowledge and understanding.” Proverbs 2:6

Running Low on Cash

10/20/2021

LISTEN

“How much money do you make?” In our materialistic society, people often place value on the almighty dollar instead of the Almighty Lord. But  Isaiah 33:6 addresses what we should value: “Jesus being a wealth of salvation, wisdom, and knowledge.” Isaiah reminds us that the Lord is the greatest treasure.  Jesus echos Isaiah’s understanding of what true wealth is. In Matthew 6:19-21 He says,

Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys, and where thieves do not break in or steal; for where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. 

Christ’s command should cause us to stop and ponder. Are we storing up treasures on earth or are we storing up treasures in heaven? To the point – on what is our heart most focused – things of the earth or things of heaven?

Lord, You are a WEALTH of salvation, wisdom, and knowledge. Stir our hearts to seek the treasures that count for eternity rather than the fleeting things of earth.

“And He will be the stability of your times,
A wealth of salvation, wisdom and knowledge;
The fear of the Lord is his treasure.”  Isaiah 33:6

Are You Sort of Scared

01/15/2021

Is the news freaking you out?  I’m not a worrier and I’m not easily alarmed. But when I heard that the National Guard was sending 20,000 troops to Washington D.C. to defend the Capitol due to threats of violence, I felt a strange sense of fear rising in me. Fear for our nation. Fear that people might do something that would cause the loss of life. I immediately began praying. A sense of urgency swelled in me that each of us must do our part to encourage calmness in the midst or rising emotions. We must do our part to bathe relationships in prayer. We must take the high road that follows Christ’s example of praying for our enemies rather than drawing a sword. We must believe that God’s got this. So, no, I’m not going to live in fear. I’m going to take my cues from a great Biblical example – Daniel. We find his story in Daniel 2. King Nebuchadnezzar had a troubling dream and demanded that it be interpreted or he would kill all the wise men. Daniel’s name was on the list of those to be executed. However when Daniel learned of the situation, he didn’t go into hiding. Rather, he gathered his friends and prayed. Daniel 2:18 states they requested, “compassion from the God of heavens” concerning the interpretation of the King’s dream. That night, God revealed the interpretation to Daniel. In Daniel 2:20, he praises Him. “Let the name of God be blessed forever and ever, For wisdom and power belong to Him.” He continues in verse 23, “To You, O God of my fathers, I give thanks and praise, For You have given me wisdom and power; Even now You have made known to me what we requested of You.”  Do you believe God is powerful and that He can give you wisdom and power to know what to do in these troubling days? He can.

Heavenly Father, thank You for making Yourself available to us. Thank You that Your eyes are on Washington D.C. Thank You that in the midst of evil days, You are holy and exalted and always there for us. We look to You for wisdom and power. Guide our thoughts and steps so we are instruments of peace. 

Running Low on Cash

12/15/2019

LISTEN

“How much money do you make?” In our materialistic society, people often place value on the almighty dollar instead of the Almighty Lord. But,  Isaiah 33:6 speaks to what we should value: “Jesus being a wealth of salvation, wisdom, and knowledge.” He reminds us that a healthy fear of the Lord is the greatest treasure.  Jesus echos Isaiah’s understanding of what true wealth is in Matthew 6:19-21 when He says, “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys, and where thieves do not break in or steal; for where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” Christ’s command causes us to stop and ponder. According to Jesus, we are to consider where are we storing up treasures – on earth or heaven. In other words, where is our heart most focused – on the earth or heaven?

Lord, You are a WEALTH of salvation, wisdom and knowledge. Set our hearts on treasures that count for eternity.

“And He will be the stability of your times,
A wealth of salvation, wisdom and knowledge;
The fear of the Lord is his treasure.”

 Isaiah 33:6

It’s NOT TOO LATE! Give those on your Christmas list the gift that will keep on giving all year:  Prayers of My Heart prayer journal; where they can record their daily gratitudes to God.

Are You Poor or Wealthy

10/30/2019

LISTEN

Many times our search for wealth comes up short. Have you found that to be true? The all powerful dollar is held before us as the “end all” we should seek, but Jesus tells us the opposite; that we’re to lay up treasure in heaven. The wealth that should be our goal is best summed up in Isaiah 33:6.  Listen to how Isaiah describes the Lord in terms of wealth. “And He will be the stability of your times, A wealth of salvation, wisdom and knowledge; the fear of the Lord is his treasure.” So the question is, are you poor or wealthy? God’s estimation is that if you have Him, you have a wealth of salvation and a wealth of wisdom and knowledge. Wouldn’t it be a shame if we lived like paupers when we have great treasure in the Lord?

Lord, You are a WEALTH of salvation, wisdom and knowledge. Thank You for all we have in You! 

FIND MORE encouragement HERE. Record God’s daily descriptions in Prayers of My Heart.

Running Low on Cash

12/22/2018

LISTEN

“How much money do you make?” In our materialistic society, people often place value on the almighty dollar instead of the almighty Lord. But,  Isaiah 33:6 speaks to what we should value: having a wealth of salvation, a wealth of wisdom, and a wealth of knowledge. He reminds us that a healthy fear of the Lord is the greatest treasure.  Jesus echos Isaiah’s understanding of what true wealth is in Matthew 6:19-21 when He says, “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys, and where thieves do not break in or steal; for where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” Christ’s command causes us to stop and ponder. According to Jesus where are we storing up treasures – on earth or heaven. In other words, where is our heart most focused – on getting possessions that won’t go to heaven? Or, are we most focused on treasures we’re placing in eternity?

Lord, You are a WEALTH of salvation, wisdom and knowledge. Set our hearts on treasures that count for eternity.

“And He will be the stability of your times,
A wealth of salvation, wisdom and knowledge;
The fear of the Lord is his treasure.”

 Isaiah 33:6

It’s NOT TOO LATE! Give those on your Christmas list the gift that will keep on giving all year:  Prayers of My Heart prayer journal; where they can record their daily gratitudes to God.

Are You Poor or Wealthy

11/08/2018

LISTEN

Many times our search for wealth comes up short. Have you found that to be true? The all powerful dollar is held before us as the “end all” we should seek, but Jesus tells us the opposite; that we’re to lay up treasure in heaven. The wealth that should be our goal is best summed up in Isaiah 33:6.  Listen to how Isaiah describes the Lord in terms of wealth. “And He will be the stability of your times, A wealth of salvation, wisdom and knowledge; the fear of the Lord is his treasure.” So the question is, are you poor or wealthy? God’s estimation is that if you have Him, you have a wealth of salvation and a wealth of wisdom and knowledge. Wouldn’t it be a shame if we lived like paupers when we have a treasure in the Lord?

Lord, You are a WEALTH of salvation, wisdom and knowledge. Thank You for all we have in You! 

FIND MORE encouragement HERE. Record God’s daily descriptions in Prayers of My Heart.

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Praise to the Lord of WEALTH, Salvation, Wisdom, and Knowledge

12/17/2017

“And He will be the stability of your times,
A wealth of salvation, wisdom and knowledge;
The fear of the Lord is his treasure.”

 Isaiah 33:6

Many times our search for wealth comes up short. The all powerful dollar is held before us as the “end all” we should seek. However, what the world tells us is opposite of what the Lord tells us. Jesus tells us to lay up treasure in heaven. Isaiah describes the Lord in terms of wealth. Do you consider yourself poor or wealthy? God’s estimation is that if you have Him, you have wealth. Maybe it’s time for us to set our eyes on our wealth in the LORD.

Lord, You are a WEALTH of salvation, wisdom and knowledge. Thank You for all we have in You!

FIND MORE encouragement HERE. Record God’s daily descriptions in Prayers of My Heart.

© Debbie Taylor Williams                                                                                                                                     
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Praise to the God of all WISDOM

11/02/2016

 “For the Lord gives WISDOM;
 From His mouth come knowledge and understanding.”

Proverbs 2:6

Are you in the midst of making a decision?  Do you wonder what the best course of action is regarding work, parenting, a relationship, or finances?

If ever there was a time to follow the path of wisdom, it’s now.

Wisdom for the road before us. Widsom for how to proceed.

Proverbs reminds us that the Lord is the source and provider of wisdom.

How blessed we are to be able to go to our Heavenly Father, read His ways, pray, and receive His wisdom. When we don’t know which path to follow, we can follow our hearts to His heart.

GOD OF WISDOM, we praise You that we can come to You for heavenly wisdom. Thank You for providing it when we seek You.

© debbietaylorwilliams.com

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WISDOM

12/02/2013

 “For the Lord gives wisdom;
 From His mouth come knowledge and understanding.”

Proverbs 2:6

I think you would agree with me that if there is anything we need, it’s wisdom. Wisdom for how to proceed with our lives, families, finances, business, ministry, relationships, and on and on. Proverbs reminds us that the Lord is the source and provider of wisdom. How blessed we are to be able to read the Bible and pray and receive wisdom from above.  

GOD OF WISDOM, I praise You for being the source and provider of wisdom!

© Debbie Taylor Williams. Permissions: You are permitted and encouraged to forward or share this material provided that you do not alter the wording in any way and do not charge a fee for it. Any exception to the above must be approved by Debbie Taylor Williams. Please include on any web posting or printed distribution: © Debbie Taylor Williams, www.debbietaylorwilliams.com. Thank you.