Ask for it | Discipleship Prayer Day 18
Seek these things. Ask for them. Knock on their door and be ready to be given wisdom...love...perseverance...courage and guidance to live.
The wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere. ― James 3:17
The fruit of the Spirit that Paul gives in Galatians could also be summed up as the “seeds of wisdom” or the “marks of wisdom.” Wisdom looks, talks, and acts like Christ. Seek wisdom.
If you really keep the royal law found in Scripture, “Love your neighbor as yourself,” you are doing right. ― James 3:17
Living right and doing right begins and ends with the royal law of Scripture. Ask for more love.
You know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. ― James 1:3-4
Biblical perfection—completeness, maturity, and living the way we were designed to live—comes through perseverance…holding on…not giving up. Seek perseverance.
Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. ― Deuteronomy 31:6
We can live wisely, love royally, and persevere indefinitely only by taking hold of the courage that comes by knowing that we are never alone. Ask for courage.
Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you. Show me where I have been wrong; show me your ways and teach me your path; show me the way I should go, for to you I entrust my life. ― Psalm 143:8; Job 6:24; Psalm 25:4
None of us get it all right all the time…or even most of the time. As we grow, however, seeking the guidance and direction that comes from our Heavenly Father, we can make better decisions, grow in Christlikeness, and find greater joy living out our purpose in Christ.
Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. ― Matthew 7:7
Seek these things. Ask for them. Knock on their door and be ready to be given wisdom to live wisely, love to love fully, perseverance to grow fully, courage to live out all of these, and the guidance and direction to live each day with purpose and on mission.
Thank you for reading! — S.E. Fairbanks