The joy-producing effects of memorizing Scripture and having it in my head and heart are incalculable. The world and it’s God-ignoring, all-embracing secularism are pervasive. It invades my mind every day. What hope is there to have a mind filled with Christ except to have a mind filled with His Word? I know of no alternative.
When I Don’t Desire God (119)
“If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him. But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind.”
The world we live in grows more and more hostile toward the things of God. Let us ask for wisdom. Let us ask for resolve to stand strong and not compromise and not be blown about by the reasoning of the world. To stand on anything/anyone other than Christ is to stand on shifting stand. I know I am prone to wander, prone to be swayed, prone to give in to peer pressure and fear of man, yet the verse above talks about faith. Ask for wisdom in faith that God will give it. So in faith I say that God will make me wise. In faith I say that on His solid foundation, His solid rock I will stand. In faith I say that I welcome persecution, I welcome misunderstanding, I welcome the assumptions of others when I make decisions or stand for things based on reasoning and principles they do not understand.
Yes, the world and its values are walking further and further away from God and I can feel it. I see it around me. I feel the tug to give in and doubt and compromise in the flesh part of my heart. So in faith, I call out “Lord, I lack wisdom! I need Your wisdom. I need Your mind. I need Your heart.” And in faith, I know He will answer me.