DAY FIVE: WISDOM AND REVELATION
If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.
-James 1:5 NIV
I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better.
-Ephesians 1:17 NIV
The verse from James reminds us if we’re lacking wisdom we need to ask God for it. One definition of wisdom is “knowledge rightly applied." When we pray for wisdom, God gives us supernatural insight into how to rightly apply His knowledge to the why, when, and how of any situation. We call that kind of knowledge: revelation. Revelation is when God reveals something to us we didn’t understand or when His Word becomes a reality in our lives. Revelation is the fruit of true wisdom, and true wisdom only comes from God. Today lets follow the example of the Apostle Paul as he addressed the church at Ephesus and ask “the glorious Father to give us a spirit of wisdom and revelation,” as we move towards everything God has planned for us as individuals and a church.
Father God, as we pray and fast together during this 21 day season, lead us. Open our eyes, as you shepherd us in your ways and your truths. Help us remember, just like true peace, true wisdom and revelation are only found in you and give a spirit of both so that we may come to know you better.