Tuesday, April 5, 2011

April 2011- Your month of Wisdom and Purpose

It's the 5th day of April already, welcome to a month, God has inspired me to call a month of Wisdom and Purpose. I see this month as a month like no other, to the world, April is a month associated with April fools day, where people play all manners of prank on each other on the 1st day of the month but as I was thinking of the theme for the month, God began to stir in my heart, that this will be a month of wisdom, a month of knowledge, understanding and purpose, and the scriptures for this month are from the book of Proverbs, this we all know is the book of wisdom.

Proverbs 3 - 19-24, Proverbs 4- 7-9, and Proverbs 24-3-6 talks about the benefit of having wisdom, with wisdom, knowledge and understanding, your purpose is fulfilled. The Amplified version of Proverbs 24 - 3 says it all; a life, a home, a family is built through wisdom.
So, if you pursue godly wisdom with all your heart, you will build, your life, your home, your family etc. My prayer for everyone reading this is to pursue this wisdom with all our heart.

The question now, is how do I get this wisdom, very simple, first, you desire it..then you ask God to bless you with wisdom from on high. king Solomon, who is considered as the wisest King and the writer of the book of Proverbs, asked God for wisdom, when God asked him, what he wanted, you can find this in the second book of Chronicles, chapter 1 from the 7th verse down to the 12th verse. Solomon asked and God answered him.
Other things you need to get wisdom is to read, I will recommend the bible as the greatest book to gain wisdom, knowledge and understanding, commit to reading the bible and a chapter of Proverbs everyday, this will help you know the mind of God as it concerns you, your family and work. You need to also form the habit of reading books, I will recommend any of Dr. Mike Murdocks books anytime, he is so blessed, when it comes to writing or speaking about wisdom.

There are other books you can read to gain wisdom on so many issues as it affects you, your family and work. This month, I have committed to a study on different areas of my life and I will encourage you to do same as it is the truth that you know that sets you free. Another way to gain wisdom is the company you keep, who are your friends? Are they adding value to you in anyway? It is said in the book of Daniel 2 - I4-22, how Daniel after the King's decree to kill all the wise men, asked for time to get the interpretation of the King's dream and he went to his friends and told them to pray and ask God for mercy as well as the interpretation of the dream...

Daniel got the dream interpretation in a vision and was able to save himself, his friends and the other wise men! So who really are you friends? Can you go to them for help? Prayers in times of need?, will they give the advice that will help you seek answers in God, who rather they will leave you to yourself...know that when you walk with the wise, you are wise and when you walk with fools, you become like them..that will not be our portion in Jesus name amen.

Another way, to get wisdom is the mentor, you keep. A mentor is an experienced person, who advices you and helps you to be a better 'you'. I believe the greatest mentor is Jesus Christ; He has been through most of the path, we are threading now, He knows what it means to be born poor, no pedigree, he knows how it is to be rejected, name it, he has been there but yet he fulfilled purpose because he walked by the wisdom of God. May God help us to find godly mentors that will bless our lives and help us fulfil our glorious destinies in Jesus name amen.

Do you know - James 1 - 5 says, if any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that govern to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.

Prayer points - Ask God to give you wisdom at all times, ask Him to help you with the wisdom you need to fulfil your glorious destiny
Pray that God will bring you way, mentors like Mordecai, Naomi, Deborah that will stand to see you fulfil your destiny. Pray that God will bring your way, the book , tapes, or materials that will help you with the wisdom you need for your situation in Jesus name amen.

Action - Commit to reading a book of Proverbs per day, also get books that will inspire you and increase your knowledge and understanding in the areas you need it. Have a blessed month.

Congratulations to everyone celebrating this month, may the joy of the Lord be yours as you celebrate in Jesus name amen.

2 comments:

pamela Evbota said...

Hi Brig,
This month i will be deliberate in my actions i will not make haste to destructions.
Thanks for sharing such profound truth

Bridget Elesin said...

Thanks for your comment dear sister