excerpt from “The Spirit Filled Believer’s” Daily Devotional
“Wisdom and knowledge will be the stability of your times.”
~Isaiah 33:6 NKJ
“Wisdom and knowledge go together like a husband and wife. They complete each other.
Knowledge is facts; it is informational. Wisdom is understanding; it is directive, procedural. Knowledge provides data needed to be informed and aware. Wisdom provides the insight necessary to know how to proceed on facts at hand. For example, Noah had the facts about the coming worldwide flood 120 years before it arrived on the scene. But he really didn’t know what to do about that flood until a word of wisdom came to him saying, “Build an ark.”
You and I can be intuitively and sensitively cognizant of coming events in our own life. But knowledge alone is not enough. We need to wait for wisdom to show us how to proceed. James tells us if anyone lacks wisdom, it is available for the asking.
Lot and Abraham both knew that Sodom was going to end up at the bottom of the Dead Sea. Abraham knew it a week before it happened, and Lot knew it a day ahead of time. To those who are truly in tune with the Lord, knowledge always comes first because God is omniscient; He knows all things. Proverbs 14:6 says that knowledge is easy to the person who understands. (NKJ) There is not anything the Lord doesn’t know. He even invites His children to be curious enough about their future to ask Him about it. (Jer. 33:3) Once we have done that, once we have the facts, then we are to inquire and ask for wisdom and direction. With both wisdom and knowledge, we are standing on solid ground.”
Over the years I have learned how to receive guidance from the Lord, and it’s been a priceless gift that has literally saved my life. Sometimes I hear a still small voice, a voice of spirit. Sometimes I get images that flash across my mind. Sometimes I have dreams or visions, and sometimes it’s just a “knowing” that I can’t quite explain. Dick Mills calls it being “cognizant of coming events.”
I’d like to share with you what an amazing thing it is to live in this type of closeness with the Lord. It changes everything. I believe it’s the way we’re intended to live, following His lead with a child like faith, casting every burden upon Him.
Life can be a bumpy road to travel. Wouldn’t it be awesome to walk through the challenges we face, with confidence that every decision is the right one, because you first sought the only guidance that matters, from the One who declared the end from the beginning?
I believe that’s how the spirit filled Christian is suppose to live, in close relationship with God, constantly receiving revelation from God, following His guidance, and casting all our burden’s on Him. While Not allowing anything or anyone to steal our peace, or joy.
If you don’t already have this type of relationship with your Father in Heaven, I’d like to invite you to take the first steps in getting there…
Do you find yourself asking how to receive revelation from God?
Do you want to really KNOW God’s love for you?
Then let me recommend the book “The God I Never Knew” by Pastor Robert Morris, where he explains exactly how he cultivated this type of intimate relationship with the Lord, and how you can too! It’s a short, easy read…and is even available on audio book.
I’m also giving you a link to the free sermon series on You Tube, of the same name, that Pastor Morris gave at our church. It’s SERIOUSLY life changing!
I’m also including a prayer for revelation, at the bottom of this page, so that you can invite God into a more intimate relationship.
Many blessings on your new walk with the One who has all of your days, written in His book.
Thanks so much for stopping by today! And please reach out to me with any prayer requests, or testimonies that you’d like to share.
I’m looking forward to hearing from you!!!
Father God, I come to you in the name of Jesus and thank You that You have been reaching out, in ways I can clearly perceive.
Thank you that You speak to Your children, and that You want a close intimate personal relationship with me.
I surrender my life into Your capable hands, and thank You that in my search for the meaning of life, You have lead me to You, my CREATOR. I ask that would You forgive me of every sin I’ve committed knowingly or unknowingly, as I forgive all those who have sinned against me.
I ask You to remove from my life anything that leads to a disconnection from You, because my desire is to know You more fully, and to be known by You in a deep and profound way.
I ask for Your Holy Spirit to come into my life and restore a full connection of my heart to Your heart. I thank You that Jesus died, so that I might be fully alive in You, and I ask that You breathe life into my core, re-align my thinking with Your thinking, re-envision me and restore me to a child-like joy, and inner peace.
I thank You God for doing this, for new joy, new healing, new peace, supernatural knowledge and wisdom, and a fresh new relationship with You that will increase in depth and intimacy with each passing day.
Thank You for a future filled with Divine purpose, as You come into my life and redesign it according to Your beauty, brilliance, and goodness.
Show me God how much You love me. Show me how You see me. Reveal to me the things to come, and what Your will is for my life.
Thank You for chasing me down until I heard You loud and clear, and that You have an incredible plan for my life.
Teach me how to take every thought captive in obedience to Christ.
Close every door that I’ve opened to the demonic knowingly or unknowingly, and open doors for me that no man can shut.
I love You Father God. I praise You, and pray all these things in the mighty name of Jesus Christ, Amen.