The Beginning of Wisdom
“The reverent fear and worship of the Lord is the beginning of Wisdom…”
(Psalm 111:10, AMP)
TODAY’S WORD from Joel and Victoria
Do you need more wisdom in your life today? The Bible says that the reverent fear and worship of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. That word fear in this instance doesn’t mean “to be afraid;” it means to have honor and respect. It means that we revere Him because He is God. When you truly respect Him for who He is and worship Him out of a grateful heart, then supernatural wisdom will operate in your life. You’ll know just what to do in difficult situations, and you’ll be a voice of godly counsel with your friends and family.
Start reverently worshiping Him today by declaring His goodness and faithfulness in your life. Declare that He is your Provider, your Healer, your Redeemer. When you focus on your God instead of focusing on your problems, you are honoring Him. As you honor Him, wisdom will flow through you, and you’ll be empowered to live the life of victory He has planned for your life!
A PRAYER FOR TODAY
Father in heaven, I choose today to honor and worship You. I choose to put You first in my life. Thank You for filling me with Your wisdom today so that I can live in victory the way You intend. Help me make wise choices and honor You in all that I do. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.
– Joel & Victoria Osteen
“For all the promises of God in Him are Yes, and in Him Amen, to the glory of God through us.” – 2 Corinthians 1:20
Here are a few keys to help us maintain our focus on God’s promise . . .http://www.lifepointeforyou.org/sermonoutlines/SermonOutlines/gods_promise.html
Key #1: Take time to find the promise in God’s Word that provides a solution or reveals your destination. Search God’s Word until a promise speaks to your heart. Then write it down and begin to see yourself living in what the promise said you could.
Key #2: Find a way to keep God’s promise where you can see it as much as possible. One way is to make a card with God’s promise on it and carry it with you so you can read it as often as necessary. Carry a small New Testament with you. Put cards with the promise up around the house, your vehicle, or your work place.
Key #3: Affirm the promise of God’s Word with your mouth more than you do talking about the problem. When thoughts crowd in, speak God’s promise. Close your eyes and see yourself living the promise as you say it. It is a fact that what you talk about consistently and continually is where you end up.
Key #4: Keep seeing yourself living the promise of God’s Word. Imagine what it would be like or feel like. Spend time meditating upon the reality of living in the promise until it seems real to you. Again, spending only 3 minutes a day concentrating on the promise will help you to eventually receive it!