“Praise be to the name of God for ever and ever; wisdom and power are his. He changes times and seasons; he sets up kings and deposes them. He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to the understanding.” (Daniel 2:20-21)
Wisdom is His. I’ve been meditating on just this nugget of truth from Daniel 2. Wisdom is His. And He is wisdom. All His thoughts, all His purposes, and all His actions are full of wisdom because wisdom is inherent to who He is.
I want to be wise. I’ve got to be wise. There is mothering and training and teaching to do. There are piles to conquer, big and little ones to love well. There is a marriage to treasure and nurture. And there is only so much time to get it all done. I need wisdom.
The last few days I’ve sensed Him speaking this to my heart: Wisdom is a way of seeing. Wisdom is seeing all that is around you and even all that is in you through my eyes. You want to be wise? Ask to see as I see.
Yes. I need to see my role as mama, teacher, encourager as He does. I need to see my selfishness and sin as He does. I need to see my kiddos – their hearts, their purposes, their futures – through His eyes. How would it impact my marriage to behold it as He does – a beautiful reflection of Christ and the Church? How would I spend and manage my time if I saw it from His view?
Elisha’s servant feared the great enemy army surrounding the city and exclaimed, “Oh no, my lord. What shall we do?” The prophet prayed, “Open his eyes Lord, so that he may see.” (2 Kings 6)
Not sure what to do? Ask to see.
As Jesus approached Jericho, a blind man was sitting by the roadside begging. When he heard the crowd going by, he asked what was happening. They told him, “Jesus of Nazareth is passing by.”
He called out, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!” Those who led the way rebuked him and told him to be quiet, but he shouted all the more, “Son of David, have mercy on me!” Jesus stopped and ordered the man to be brought to him.
When he came near, Jesus asked him,“What do you want me to do for you?”
“Lord, I want to see,” he replied. (Luke 18:35-41)