How will wisdom be seen in 2013?
Wisdom is God’s heart intersecting with street smarts. It’s a picture of the cross. In order for us to apply our relationship with God to our earthly relationships and tasks, we must humble all four chambers of our spiritual hearts to Him (Proverbs 1:7). We can remember the four chambers with the acronym, WISE.
The will is the chamber of our choices. In order to experience wisdom in our lives, we must surrender our wills, or our choices, to God. Humbling our wills to Him in order to experience wisdom is a choice (Proverbs 8:10). In essence, it is the flip of a switch.
The intellect is the chamber of our thoughts. In order to unlock wisdom, we must humble our minds to God (Proverbs 15:33). The humbled intellect is a light that illuminates our hearts. The best way to humble our minds to God is to read the Bible. We can read a chapter a day in Proverbs that corresponds with the date of the month and a chapter a day in the New Testament to complete it in a year.
The spirit is the lead chamber of our prayers. The Bible refers to the spirit as the lamp of God (Proverbs 20:27). He uses it to search our innermost beings. Prayer is the connection of our hearts with God’s. In essence, it is being online with our Creator. In order to humbly surrender our spirits to the Father, we must pray for wisdom before, during, and after our Scripture reading, as well as when we make significant decisions or encounter others during divine appointments.
Emotions represent the chamber of our feelings. These are the multiple reflectors of the light in us. In order to fully surrender our emotions to the Father, we must want to bend the knees of our hearts. This is a desire that includes an emotive reflection. Solomon passionately shared: “Wisdom is more precious than rubies, and nothing you desire can compare with her” (Proverbs 8:11).
Humble your heart to God and find that wisdom can be seen in 2013. Choose it, study it, pray for it, and want it. You will discover that wisdom is a person, and that person is Jesus Christ (1 Corinthians 1:24). He fully surrendered His will, intellect, spirit, and emotions to the Father and dwells in those who fully surrender to Him.
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