Wisdom On Tap. (James 1:5 Devotional)
“If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and he will give it to you. He will not rebuke you for asking.” – James 1:5
When I was eight years old, I viewed God as a god of limits. A task-master, a law-enforcer. A bean-counter.
Fifteen years later and I’m still wrestling with the reality that often my limited view on God limits what He can do in my life.
Perhaps you’re the same.
Sometimes we’re afraid of asking things from God. We have a frugal mindset and deep down we believe there’s a limited amount of wisdom, blessing, money and favour that get’s rationed out to the entire planet. The result is we don’t expect it or ask for it because we wanna ‘share it around’ or feel like there are others more worthy to receive it.
This is a by-product of being physical beings. We live in a material world ruled by ‘finity’. A place where everything we can touch is finite. A place where even the number of grains of sand on the seashore, drops of water in the ocean and minutes in man’s life can be measured and counted.
But God occupies the space of infinity. He is infinity itself. He cannot be measured. He cannot be counted, nor can His love, peace or wisdom.
James 1:5 is an open invitation to tap into the infinite wisdom of the creator of the entire universe.
Think about that.
When I receive coaching, consulting or mentoring for my business, I exchange money for a few hours of a professionals time. It’s limited. We’re on the clock. We can only do so much, and no matter how brilliant they are, at the end of the day they only know so much.
But not with God.
With Him, we’ve got wisdom on tap. An endless supply of guidance, direction and insight. He’s not stingy with it. He’s not on the clock. He’s generous, and all we have to do is ask.
See you tomorrow.