"Wisdom Cries Out"

"Wisdom Cries Out"

Making An Effort

Get wisdom; get insight; do not forget, and do not turn away from the words of my mouth.” (Proverbs 4.5)

When you want something bad enough, it will prompt you to action. This is the father’s encouragement regarding wisdom. “The beginning of wisdom is this: get wisdom, and whatever you get, get insight” (Proverbs 4.7).

If you want to grow in your faith, it starts with a desire to know God, and it develops when you get to the work of getting wisdom.

“Faith comes by hearing the word of God” (Romans 10.17)

“Faith without works is dead” (James 2.26)

Faith does not grow without effort. The Bible calls us to be diligent, to excel and to be raised to our highest level (see 2 Peter 1.10; 1 Thessalonians 4.10; Matthew 5.48). Not to earn it, but to mature and grow in it. More often than not, our spiritual growth is not a knowing problem... it is a doing problem. Sometimes we just need to quit making excuses and get to work.

Have you been struggling to be consistent in your bible reading? Commit to reading a couple verses every day this week. Are you having trouble with time management? Set a timer for 45min and focus on doing 1 thing during that time.

Your goals don’t always have to be long-term. Give yourself objectives that are attainable to build your confidence. Every journey begins with a first step.

Whether you are taking the first step or the next step in your walk of faith, consider what action you need to take, and do it! God is not pleased with excuses but with excellence and effort (Matthew 5.48; John 15.8).