Learning to live wisely may be one of the most crucial areas of our lives. This is especially true for
followers of Christ who want to faithfully represent Him and who want to make Him known to a
For years, one of my most significant Bible verses has been, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart
and depend not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will direct
your paths“ (Proverbs 3:5–6).
Here are some areas where I need wisdom:
Wisdom in relationships
Wisdom for future decisions
Wisdom for leading a vigorous and growing church
Wisdom to deal with a broken world
Wisdom to faithfully present Christ and to help others give their lives to Him.
Notice that Proverbs 3:5–6 encourages us to not depend on ourselves but to depend on Christ.
Notice also the emphasis on letting Him be in control of “all our ways.”
You and I desperately need the wisdom that God gives to His people.
Let us ask of God who gives to all His children graciously (James 1:5).
– Waylon Bailey