Posts Tagged ‘God gives me wisdom’

Dear Saints,  

This week as I went through my files I came across a message I sent out to my Newsletter readers dated October 12, 2002. In the message I said:”A few weeks ago I started sending daily e-mails to friends and family. This “Thought for Today” is composed of a daily scripture and comments. We now have a membership of 30. If you are interested, contact me.”
After reading that message I decided to see how much we had grown in 8 years. Well, I shocked myself when I added up the 8 groups to find a total of 327 participants. I really enjoy this ministry because I am communicating with some wonderful individuals. I firmly believe the following Scripture: “But my life is worth nothing unless I use it for doing the work assigned me by the Lord Jesus— the work of telling others the God News about God’s wonderful kindness and love.” (Acts 20:24)
Below is the “sample” Message I sent out that day to persuade the readers of the Newsletter to sign up for the daily devotional.
“For God did not give us a spirit of craven, cringing fear, but He has given us a spirit of power and of love and a calm and well-balanced mind with discipline and self-control.” (2 Timothy 1:7)
COMMENT: When Jairus was told that his daughter had died, Jesus told him to “FEAR NOT, ONLY BELIEVE” (Luke 8:50) Today He has the same message for us Christians. Let us continually remind ourselves that one of the wonderful attributes of our blood-bought Salvation is SAFETY. We do not fear the sniper plaguing the D.C. Area, Saddam Hussein, or the terrorists. Since Almighty God is for us, who can be against us?
WISE SAYING: FEAR TOLERATED IS FAITH CONTAMINATED

Sincerely Yours, Gene McGuire

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Give me understanding, that I may keep Your law; yes, I will observe it with my whole heart. Psalm 119:34

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Some music to listen to…as you read…He’s Just That Kind of God by Wanda Davis and The St. John’s Baptis Choir


Behold, You desire truth in the inner being; make me therefore to know wisdom in my inmost heart. Psalm 51:6

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For the Lord gives skillful and godly Wisdom; from His mouth come knowledge and understanding. Proverbs 2:6

This is so simple.  I am on a budget and I need God’s wisdom on all of my expenditures.  Let’s go back a little…

my neighbor’s had a gorgeous set of wicker chairs for their porch.    I told them how much I liked them.  That was two years ago.  I thought to myself that if I  ever get a moment of free time…I’m going to look for some chairs like that.   I was going to need some wisdom on this…so I gave it to God.  I knew I’d get some…but I forgot about it.

I did…look at Garage Sales which is one of my favorite pastimes.

Well, about a month ago I turned the corner in my car and  lo and behold…  my neighbors were moving and decided not to take the chairs with them and put them on the curb.  I picked them up and decided to get cushions.

Before I even had time to go in a store some people who live about a mile from here…put some beautiful cushions at the curb. All they needed was a good scrub!   I scooped them up!

This happens all of the time.  It’s something new…but I can get used to it.  The fact that these “events” keep happening to me…is not because of any “smartness” or “understanding” or “favor” that I have other than from God…and I am thankful

But, to answer the question:  “Why Wisdom?”

When I have a problem…I do not need a solution.  I need the BEST SOLUTION!   God’s way is always a better way than man’s way.    He says so and has shown me.

For My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways My ways, saith the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts. (Isaiah 55:8-9)

Time and time again…God has proven Himself!   I want to operate with His wisdom; never my own!