Although the Christmas holiday
is over, it will still linger in our hearts throughout
the year. As our family rings in the New Year, we take
time to reflect on our lives. Life is a growing and
learning process. For only by openly and honestly
looking at the past year, admitting the mistakes we
made, and learning from them, can we grow.
We ask ourselves what we might have done
differently. If so, what might have been the benefits
from approaching issues with a different attitude? In
doing this, God is able through the Holy Spirit to
reveal truth to us.
Personally, I have learned that first and
foremost, I must go to the one who not only has all
wisdom, He is Wisdom. Who better to ask advice from,
than our Heavenly Father? God has promised if we ask for
wisdom he will give it to us.
Please take a moment to read the story of the
Wisdom of Solomon. 1 Kings 3: 4-15.
Solomon approached God to request wisdom.
Scriptures say that the request pleased God. That alone,
encourages me to seek God for wisdom, because I desire
to please God. Scriptures also tell us that because he
did, God made promises for things Solomon did not even
1 Kings 3:12 -14
I will do what you have asked. I will give you
a wise and discerning heart, so that there will never
have been anyone like you, nor will there ever be.
Moreover, I will give you what you have not asked
for--both riches and honor—so that in your life in your
lifetime you will have no equal among kings. And if you
walk in my ways, and obey my statues, and commands as
David, your father did, I will give you a long life.
God resists the proud, but if we humble ourselves
before him, he gives grace, and he will exalt us in due
time. 1 Peter 5:6. Pride puts a barrier between us and
God. Pride will hinder our prayers. When prayers seem
empty or unanswered, we should search our heart and ask
a few questions:
Do I have un repented sin in my life? Sin separates us
Am I asking according to God’s will? Thy will be done.
Do I have un forgiveness in my heart? Forgive to be
If the previous questions can be honestly answered
with,” no,” then we must simply wait on the Lord for his
timing. His timing is always perfect, never too early,
never too late.
Finally, ask the question, what does God require
Micah 6:6 answers the question beautifully.
Do justly, love mercy; walk humbly with your God.
Humility brings results.
New Years celebrations bring forth all kinds of
resolutions. Make resolutions to yourselves this year.
Resolve to seek God first in all your decisions, whether
great, or small.
Go to the Father with a pure and humble heart.
Give thanks with a grateful heart for all He has done,
and will do in the year to come.
Happy New Year!