Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Does Anyone Lack Wisdom?

"If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him. But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind." James 1:5,6.

The other day I saw a big chunk of insulation, about one foot by two feet, bouncing down the road. It was headed nowhere, it didn't have a particular destination, it had no weight to make it stay in any one place. The wind just tossed it to and fro.

There are a lot of people like that. They have no idea of the times or seasons. They lack wisdom and don't even know how to ask. No discernible destination is in sight.

Someone has to tell them they can have goals and a dream and a place to go. It's important for them to know that they can be grounded on a rock, the Rock of Jesus.

I'm going to keep my eyes open for one who seems to lack weight and is miserable. I'll ask for wisdom on how to help and do as I'm led. If my person had an anchor, how different things would be.


  1. Praying for wisdom and doing it in love is key. Great analogy!

    BTW- How were the postcards and print you won??? :O)

  2. I loved the analogy. I pray for wisdom every day.

  3. Diane - I regret to say that I'm still waiting for them. I get excited every time I check my mailbox.

  4. I too pray for wisdom, thank you for this post!

  5. What an excellent word picture, Nancy.

    I need tons of wisdom now, for several issues. Wanna come over for tea?

  6. Hi Nancy -

    I immediately thought of all the plastic shopping bags I see flying across the road. (Where do they all come from?)

    Most people are wandering around aimlessly, trying to find something to satisfy them. They don't understand it's not a something but Someone.

    Susan :)

  7. Sad to say, many in our churches lack wisdom and discernment in their daily lives. We all need prayer in this area at times.