Higher Ways

22 05 2015

DSCF0776“My thoughts are nothing like your thoughts,” says the Lord. “And my ways are far beyond anything you could imagine.  For just as the heavens are higher than the earth, so my ways are higher than your ways and my thoughts higher than your thoughts.  Isaiah 55:8-9 NLT

The Lord’s ways are higher than my very best thinking.  I am thankful that He is full of wisdom and power.  He knows everything concerning His children, now and into the future.  We can look to Him for direction, the ideas and the strategies to move forward in our destiny.  He freely provides wisdom for those who ask for it.  He directs the path of those who want to be led.  He is the Author and Finisher of our Faith. I am thankful that I don’t have to rely on my thinking alone but that the Lord enhances my decisions with the leading of His Holy Spirit. Today, I am careful to seek His higher ways in my life.

If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and he will give it to you. He will not rebuke you for asking. James 1:5 NLT

His Wisdom

3 01 2015

winter clear roadIf 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

I need His wisdom every day.  He is able to guide my steps and to help me to make good decisions.  We can thank the Lord for His direction and His leading to keep us on the right path.  On our journey we can encounter detours, snares and traps that are designed to harm us but our God is able to keep us from falling.  What I think is imperfect and lacking but when I put my will in Jesus’ hands it is transformed into something vibrant and productive. He provides wisdom willingly and openly to those who will ask for it and receive it with and open heart.  We thank Him in advance for His goodness and His mercy toward us for guided steps and wisdom for the path ahead.

Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a huge crowd of witnesses to the life of faith, let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up. And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us.  Hebrews 12:1