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Wisdom, Thy Name is Jesus

Thursday, October 6
Lori Ennis
 
Wisdom, Thy Name Is Jesus

 
‘Call to Me, and I will answer you, and I will tell you great and mighty things, which you do not know.’ Jeremiah 33:6
 
Many years ago, a friend gave me Anne Graham Lotz’s book, “Just Give Me Jesus.” My mother had just died, my sister was very ill with a young family I was caring for, my father-in-law was dying and my husband was deployed unaccompanied for a year.
 
I came to the school at which I taught every day, put on a brave face and went home, broken and wondering how in the world I’d get through the next day.
 
I needed help with decisions I didn’t want to make and I needed to figure out how to respond and behave and proceed with so many things. My friend wisely knew I just needed Jesus.
 
Several years later, when our son died, I felt that familiar need for wisdom—how to function in this world with a broken heart, and if honest, no real motivation to do much of anything but hide under the covers for the rest of my life.
 
I pulled that book out again, and one thing kept screaming at me—it was that I just needed Jesus. He was all I could cling to and the only reason I kept breathing.

We often joke, “Jesus, take the wheel,” or “Jesus, just fix it!” but how often do we actually SEEK Him when we’re up against the Goliaths? If you’re like me, you feel like YOU need to fight the battle. YOU need to be stronger, more disciplined, more alert, more hard-working.
 
And maybe all of those things are true and we could be more of them. God equips us and expects us to use our gifts to the best of our ability and for His glory.

But without seeking Jesus every day…without seeking God’s will for your life and your actions and your steps? You’ll often find yourself striving in vain.
 
Jesus.
 
It’s Jesus.
 
He’s The Way. He’s The Truth. He’s The Life.
 
He’s Wisdom and He tells us that if we call to Him, he WILL answer and show us the great and mighty things we do not know.
 
If you’re seeking wisdom, just seek Jesus. You can trust that He’s faithful and He loves you and He wants to impart all the wisdom you seek.
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Debbie Hanna - October 6th, 2022 at 11:47pm

I love these devotions. They are so uplifting and a great way start and end each day.

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