Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Wheres your advice come from?

Its funny that we have an awesome God who knows all,but when we need advice, we always seem to turn to others or worst yet ourselves for advice. Is is not wiser for we to allow God to teach us,than for His hand to correct us? Why can we not seem to fathom that? We should always go to God first,and seek His wisdom and knowledge. He gave us life,yet we assume we know more about it than He. Isaiah 55:8 tells us this; "For My thoughts are not your thoughts, Nor are your ways My ways, Says the Lord." We cannot fathom the depth of His love or wisdom. Our thoughts will never be as His,nor will they even come close. Going to our christian friends for advice on things that seem heavy on our hearts is not bad,but first with our humble hearts we should be going straight to God with all we have. In Ephesians 3:14-19 it says; " For this reason I bow my knees to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, from whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named, that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might through His Spirit in the inner man, that Christ may dwell in your hearts throught faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the width and length and depth and height- to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God." Wow, is that not amazing? He wants to grant us with strengh, but not just strength, strength with the riches of His glory. He wants to dwell in our hearts, believing in Him with faith, knowing God's love which passes all understanding, and He wants us to be filled with the fullness of God. I don't know just how much space we have in there to fill, but me, I want all the junk out, the false advice, the wrong advice, my advice to myself,and be filled up to the top,as far as it can go,even overflowing with His understanding and knowledge. When it really comes down to it, what do we really know for sure? I know without a shadow of a doubt that Christ is my Savior, my Redeemer, my Strength,and my wisdom, if I allow Him to be. How much better would our lives be if we went to God first, prayed and really waited on an answer? They would be glowing, they would be the light for all the world to see. Thats the kind of advice I want to gain. Not just advice to help me with one problem,or just for the hour I seem to be caught off guard,but to be filled with an everlasting wisdom straight from God's heart to mine. Should it be any other way? 1 Corinthians 18-20 says; Let no one deceive himself. If anyone among you seems to be wise in this age, let him become a fool that he may become wise.For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, He catches the wise in their own craftiness, and again the Lord knows the thoughts of the wise, that they are futile." So we could say that the wisdom of this world is foolish to God. There is no comparison with God's wisdom and our wisdom. We cannot praise ourselves for we do nothing without Christ working through us. All we do is really Christ. So is His wisdom working through us. We can not depend on ourselves for wisdom in this evil world, we can only depend on God's holy and true wisdom to see us through and to teach us. If we are gaining wisdom from anyone that is not giving us prayer and Godly wisdom, are we really gaining anything but foolish talk? The next time you need wisdom turn to God,His word, and search His ways, for His ways are far better than ours.


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