Today, let's focus on our desperate need for wisdom.
Find a quiet space. Sit up tall, and close your eyes. Set a timer for one to two minutes per movement so that you can be fully present (or increase the time if you want a longer experience).
First, pay attention to God.
Take slow, deep breaths. Focus on the spot that you feel the breath in your body.
- As you breathe in, think, "The fear of the Lord..."
- As you breathe out, think, "... is the beginning of wisdom" (Proverbs 1:7).
Second, ponder your inner world.
Process the following with Jesus:
- What challenges in my life require wisdom?
- Who or what do I fear besides you in this situation?
Third, prepare to love others.
Ask Jesus to help you answer the following:
- How can I entrust my fears of people and circumstances to you?
- What would facing those people or circumstances with wisdom and courage look like this week?
A closing prayer:
Jesus, you are the wisdom of God (1 Cor 1:24), and I grow in understanding as I grow relationally with you. Would you help me to revere you? Too often, I stand in awe of the people, problems, and powers that be in this world. Apprentice me in the way of dependence upon you.
For you know all, love all, and are eager to save all. You know the right thing to do at the right time. You instruct me in your ways through your word, and your Spirit guides my steps. May He energize each step as He shows me your path. And may I share your wisdom and love wherever I go.
Peace be with you until next week,
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