Seeking Wisdom in Life’s Deserts

Posted by Mike Pratt on

Life often feels like a journey through a desert, filled with tough choices and uncertain paths.  One powerful story captures this vividly: a man, lost in the desert, finds a hut with a hand pump but no water.  He discovers a bottle of water and a note instructing him to use it to prime the pump and then refill the bottle for the next traveler.  In a leap of faith, he follows the note, and water flows abundantly, not just saving him but ensuring future travelers are also helped.  I can relate to a decision like this, can you?

That story mirrors our own lives.  We face moments of critical decision-making where immediate needs clash with potential long-term benefits.  Like the man in the desert, we often need wisdom beyond our understanding.  James 1:5-8 reminds us that if we lack wisdom, we should ask God, who gives generously.  This divine wisdom is not just knowledge.  It is God's insight that guides and protects us.

As we navigate life's complexities, turning to God for wisdom should be our first step.  Trusting in His guidance, especially when the path is unclear, allows us to make decisions that align with His will.  Let’s seek His wisdom in every aspect of our lives, from daily choices to significant life decisions, trusting that He will provide the clarity and direction we need.

Here are five questions to consider this week, designed to prompt you to take action:

  1. Where in your life do you feel most in need of God's wisdom right now? Spend time in prayer, asking for His guidance.
  2. How can you create a daily habit of seeking wisdom through Scripture? Consider setting aside time each day to read and meditate on the Bible.
  3. Who in your community can you turn to for godly counsel?  Reach out to a trusted mentor or fellow believer for advice and support.
  4. What practical steps can you take to act on the wisdom God provides?  Identify one area where you can apply biblical principles in your decision-making.
  5. How can you encourage others in their own journey for wisdom?  Share your experiences and insights with friends or family members who might be struggling with their own decisions.

Let's all seek and embrace God's wisdom, allowing Him to guide us through the deserts of life with faith and clarity.

I love being your pastor!

Pastor Mike