The art of a good decision-making process is being willing or rightly motivated and obedient. Isaiah 1:19. It says “If you are willing and obedient.” Neither of these words can stand alone. In the gospels we read when Jesus was asking Peter to pray with Him. He told Peter to pray because “Satan desires to sift you like wheat.” Peter was very willing to do what was right. He couldn’t believe that He would ever betray or disobey the Lord. He was willing. He said to Jesus, “Even if all fall away on account of you, I never will.” (Mat 26:33)Peter was willing but not obedient. He did not pray. Why? We can only surmise? To tired, to busy, late for work. I make it a commitment to pray everyday. Take some time out of your busy schedule to be obedient to the will of God. What a great feeling you will knowing you made the right decision to pray. You have set the atmosphere for a great day. When you learn to develop the instincts of consistently building your decisions, you will exalt your decision-making processes to the highest and most fruitful level possible and you will “eat from the best of the land.”
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
God has people to give you advice. That advice will come in various forms. It could be through your Pastor message in church, through a book you read, through a trusted friend over coffee, or through someone or somebody you least expect, suddenly! We need to really think about who we take advice from. Be very careful!! Make sure you are being lead by God when listening to people. I always say how can one advise if their life is full of lies, deciet, stealing, anger, jealousy and unforgiveness. Those people you run to hills from!
Godly counsel and advice that imparts wisdom from God’s word is the backbone of wisdom building. Wisdom is the product of the following: the getting of knowledge, the getting of understanding of that knowledge,
the experiential understanding that comes from putting what you’ve learned to work, and the continued growth of knowledge and experience over that seasons of your life. This is the primary way wisdom is gained. But, there is another way wisdom can be gained. It is supernatural and comes from the heart of God as a gift – This is the operation of the gift of the Spirit called the word of wisdom. 1 Corinthians 12:8 reveals this saying, “For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom…”