James 1:5

James 1:5-But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all generously and [h]without reproach, and it will be given to him.

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom! (Proverbs 9:10)

I believe this. I am not talking about a relationship where I am fearful. I am speaking about reverence and respect for a Holy God who loved me so much that He sent His son Jesus to rescue me.

My journey for wisdom started when I in faith…believed (Eph 2:8).

James is telling his readers to approach God. He is exhorting us to ask God for wisdom. The verse says that He gives to all (who ask) generously. When you believe in reverence and respect, you will find God to be generous.

So many people that I meet in the course of my day are truly searching. They are searching for the peace that surpasses all understanding. So many people are upset and overwhelmed because they feel that they have no one that they can go too. I want to tell you this day, while you are reading this devotional, Jesus is standing by and ready to assist you. I realized this the moment that I in faith accepted the fact that Jesus was who He said He was…I understood peace for the first time. It is perfect peace.

So if you lack understanding today, ask God to illuminate your journey. He wants to hear from you. You may feel that you are 10 million miles away from Him, I want to tell you He is only 1 step away…that is the step of faith that you must take to understand.

I pray today that you have either taken or will take the step.