From: David Kabanje
Date: February 25
Subject: GMU: Don't Live without Wisdom

Living Without Wisdom 

Beautiful People,

It's difficult to have two competing wills dictating the direction of our hearts. When we ask God for wisdom in a particular situation, there is a heart posture that is unaccounted for. Heavenly wisdom is defined by the apostle James as “pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere.” God’s wisdom demands a posture of humility and surrender. Humility bankrupts the heart of any riches (faith) in anything or anyone that isn’t God, while surrender relinquishes our preconceptions of what is right and wrong.

Through humility and self-denial, we invite the purity of God to wash our warped mental maps so that we can see reality through truth—through Jesus! Wisdom from God unwarps our sin-statured minds. Once our minds are untangled by selfishness and deceit, we display this change through our good works (James 3:13). Harboring bitterness and selfish ambitions degrade our ability to live a wise life. Truly, wisdom is hating sin. Wisdom creates an environment of peace, consideration, mercy, and sincerity. If anyone of us lacks this type of wisdom, ask God for it. He desires to bless us with Heavenly wisdom that radically changes how we view ourselves and each other.