Lord, I need wisdom--no matter what it costs
"Do not forsake wisdom, and she will protect you; love her, and she will watch over you. Wisdom is supreme; therefore get wisdom. Though it cost all you have, get understanding." (Proverbs 4:6-7)
Dear Lord God,
I need your wisdom.
I'm afraid of what it will cost me to learn,
but I want it anyway.
It's the only way to survive this life
and live it for you.
I'm beginning to understand that
godly wisdom is expensive to get.
The more I seek you,
the more I become a target.
The more I want you,
the more the world tries to lure me in.
It's wisdom I need
and wisdom that will save and protect me.
Surround me with your mighty angels.
Fill me with your powerful Spirit.
Anoint me with your calling.
Humble me so I recognize where you're at work
and when I'm interfering with your work.
Help me walk in your Spirit and hear your voice.
Give me your wisdom--
don't allow me to attain intelligence or cunning instead.
Then I will have wisdom in all my decisions.
Then I will have peace about the choices I'm making
and accept the cost of following you.
Wisdom will present me with a crown of splendor (Prov. 4:9),
which I will lay exclusively at your feet.
In Jesus' mighty name,