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Wisdom Needed in Ministry- ASK For It


If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him. (James 1:5)

Church leaders aren’t the only ones who need wisdom as they serve.  In whatever way you serve, you need wisdom.  Who doesn’t need wisdom in all facets of life?  How wonderful that we simply need to ASK God for wisdom.

Application of truth

ASK: How does this truth relate to my responsibilities, attitudes, and decisions?  (Col. 1:9-12)

We need to get beyond simply “knowing” truth.  Knowledge must be coupled with insight.  The implications and application of truth bring relevancy to God’s Word.  We will be more fruitful when we pull on His wisdom and strength.

Stewardship of time and resources

ASK: How can I make the most of every opportunity God gives me?  (Col. 4:5)

We need to know how to juggle our schedules and budget purposefully.  We can get consumed by the “tyranny of the urgent” and that which seems to cry out to us the loudest.  We will find ourselves making practical, common-sense decisions that effectively use what we have and at the same time make a difference when we exercise His wisdom as we serve.

Keeping on the path

ASK: What must I do to stay within God’s will? (Prov. 3:5-6)

We need a big picture perspective that helps us understand how what we do fits into God’s eternal scheme.  Our own understanding will be limited in scope.  We will be more purposeful and persevering when we seek and apply His wisdom.

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