Saturday, August 20, 2011

Seek Wisdom

I will seek wisdom, how profound and simple, but how many of us think we have this all figured out?
Why do we need to seek wisdom.....

I will be a servant to others.
I will listen to the counsel of wise men.
I will choose my friends with care.
I will seek wisdom.

Knowing that wisdom waits to be gathered, I will actively search her out. My past can never be changed, but I can change the future by changing my actions today. I will change my actions today!

I will seek wisdom. I will be a servant to others. A wise man will cultivate a servant’s spirit, for that particular attribute attracts people like no other. As I humbly serve others, their wisdom will be freely share with me. Often the person who develops a servant’s spirit becomes wealthy beyond measure…He who serves the most grows the fastest.
I will become a humble servant. I will not look for someone to open my door-I will look to open the door for someone.  I will not be distressed when no one is available to help me–I will be excited when I am available to help.

Solomon seeks wisdom

Solomon's Prayer for Wisdom
2 Chr. 1.1-13
3  ¶ And Solomon loved the LORD, walking in the statutes of David his father: only he sacrificed and burnt incense in high places.
4  And the king went to Gibeon to sacrifice there; for that was the great high place: a thousand burnt offerings did Solomon offer upon that altar.
5  In Gibeon the LORD appeared to Solomon in a dream by night: and God said, Ask what I shall give thee.
6  And Solomon said, Thou hast showed unto thy servant David my father great mercy, according as he walked before thee in truth, and in righteousness, and in uprightness of heart with thee; and thou hast kept for him this great kindness, that thou hast given him a son to sit on his throne, as it is this day.
7  And now, O LORD my God, thou hast made thy servant king instead of David my father: and I am but a little child: I know not how to go out or come in.
8  And thy servant is in the midst of thy people which thou hast chosen, a great people, that cannot be numbered nor counted for multitude.
9  Give therefore thy servant an understanding heart to judge thy people, that I may discern between good and bad: for who is able to judge this thy so great a people?
10  ¶ And the speech pleased the Lord, that Solomon had asked this thing.
11  And God said unto him, Because thou hast asked this thing, and hast not asked for thyself long life; neither hast asked riches for thyself, nor hast asked the life of thine enemies; but hast asked for thyself understanding to discern judgment;
12  behold, I have done according to thy word: lo, I have given thee a wise and an understanding heart; so that there was none like thee before thee, neither after thee shall any arise like unto thee.
13  And I have also given thee that which thou hast not asked, both riches, and honor: so that there shall not be any among the kings like unto thee all thy days.
14  And if thou wilt walk in my ways, to keep my statutes and my commandments, as thy father David did walk, then I will lengthen thy days.
15  ¶ And Solomon awoke; and, behold, it was a dream. And he came to Jerusalem, and stood before the ark of the covenant of the LORD, and offered up burnt offerings, and offered peace offerings, and made a feast to all his servants.

I will seek wisdom, I will choose my friends with care.
I will seek wisdom,, I will listen to the counsel of wise men.
I will seek wisdom, I will be a servant to others.

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