The Crossfire Minute publishes short messages of Good News to encourage leaders in churches across the world. The messages emanate from Pastor Harvey Wittmier’s ministry at Crossfire International Alliance, an international Apostolic ministry as well as Crossfire Church, in Englewood, Colorado.
You Don't Earn Wisdom
Wisdom is free for those who ask, receive, and believe! Yes, you can have wisdom because of Jesus and what He accomplished on the cross.
In the recent posts I defined supernatural Godly wisdom. I also revealed how your heart attitude positions you to receive that wisdom. Now we must discover how to acquire wisdom. It’s really quite easy—just ask, receive, and believe!!!
James told the church in James 1:5, “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.” Wow! Just ask. The believer in Jesus Christ has continual access to the Father’s wisdom by asking!!
Note that the scripture says God will give generously. He does not withhold any good thing from those who love Him and live in Him. Wisdom is not about drips and drabs, but about generous portions.
More importantly, God does not find fault in the one who asks!! Your sin of yesterday or today does not restrict the flow of wisdom. Yes, you heard that correctly—that’s what I said!
In the same way we are saved by grace through faith in Jesus, so also we have access to wisdom by grace through faith in Jesus. Grace means ‘undeserved favor and blessing’. In the same way we ask and receive Jesus and the gift of salvation, so do we ask and receive the gift of wisdom.
Jesus took away your sin of yesterday, today, and tomorrow—opening the door to supernatural wisdom without the Father finding fault with you. This sounds radical, but it’s simply the ‘good news’ that Jesus proclaimed. Acquiring wisdom from the Father is not conditioned upon merit, upon good works, or upon your current behavior. It’s based upon what I posted over the last couple weeks: your humility of heart, i.e. your personal realization that you don’t have it, you need it, and the Father gives it…..freely…..if you ask.
The reason your heart is involved is that if you think you’re so smart you already have all the wisdom you need, you won’t even ask Him. Every leader must come to the place of knowing how much Jesus really did for us. Leading with wisdom can never be a reality in your life until you understand your free access to it. Jesus gave you the gift of the open door to the storeroom of wisdom.
You don’t earn wisdom! You receive it as a gift from the Father.
Posted by Harvey Wittmier at 10:40 AM
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