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How to get wisdom: a hint and a prayer

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"If any  of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God,  who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you." ( James 1:5) Wisdom is a super-helpful characteristic. It keeps you from saying things you shouldn't. It keeps you from making the wrong decision . It gives you courage to say and do things that are hard but right. It helps you anticipate the future and adapt accordingly. Wisdom is valuable. It's not luck.   “Take hold of my words with all your heart;  keep my commands, and you will live.    Get wisdom, get understanding  do not forget my words or turn away from them.    Do not forsake wisdom, and she will protect you;  love her, and she will watch over you." ( Proverbs 4:4-6 ) This is what the Apostle Paul told one of his churches: "My goal is that they may be encouraged in heart and united in love, so that they may have the full riches of complete understanding , in order that they may know the mystery of God , namely, Christ

Give me wisdom

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Lord Who Sees Me, Give me wisdom to notice where You are working today, where you want my participation in Your loving touch. Time rushes past, and I clutch at it because I was made for another world where time doesn't exist and my success is not needed. Give me Your wisdom to spend the time You've given me here, in the way You want me to spend it-- as an investment for eternity. That's why I need Your eyes, Your heart, Your perspective. Because naturally I have not enough time, not enough peace, not enough of You. I worship You. In that exchange, help me see You and follow You. In Jesus' name, Amen. "If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you." (James 1:5)