30 Bible Verses About Peace + FREE Printable

30 Bible Verses About Peace + FREE Printable

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We’re all inundated by everything around us and the pressure of these things can get to us. And then we lose our peace. Suddenly we feel anxious, incapable of handling the simplest of tasks and stress overwhelms us.

Is this what God wanted for you? Absolutely not!

So let’s change this (because it can be changed), and live in the peace of God that we’re meant to.

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What is Peace?

Peace is often thought of as a state of being such as quiet or tranquility, or the absence of stress or anxiety. These are true, but not the fullness of peace.

When we look at the meaning of peace to its core in the Hebrew, the word for peace is Shalom, and it means: wholeness, wellness, well-being, safe, happy, friendly, favor, completeness, to make peace, peace offering, secure, to prosper, to be victorious, to be content, tranquil, quiet, and restful.

The noun shalom is derived from the verbal root shalam, which means “to restore,” in the sense of replacing or providing what is needed in order to make someone or something whole and complete.

So shalom is used to describe those of us who have been provided all that is needed to be whole and complete and break off all authority that would attempt to bind us to chaos. (source)

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But, in all of this, you can’t experience these attributes of peace in your life IF you don’t come to know and be intimately acquainted with the Person that is peace, Jesus. Peace….

  • is the substance of the atmosphere of heaven
  • tames every bit of opposition around a person them
  • iIs the Prince of peace that crushes the power of darkness
  • is the umpire of our minds

Peace isn’t the absence of noise, conflict or war; it’s the presence of Someone.

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Why Peace Is Important

If peace is a Person and the substance of heaven, which is what each of us as children of God should contain, the enemy wants nothing more than for you to disconnect from Jesus.

And how you can disconnect from Jesus is by allowing the enemy to expose you to anxiety and stress.

Anxiety is meditating and magnifying on an idea over the promises of God.

It’s difficult to operate out of a place of health and wholeness when you’re filled with fear. Yes, perfect love casts out all fear, but if we give our heart and thoughts to anxiety and stress, which is from the root of fear, it will infect love. And the two cannot co-exist.

The Lord longs to express His very nature, character and glory thru us, His children. But, this takes our full surrender to Him which means that we need to be free from anxiety and stress.

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You Can’t Hold Onto Worry Expecting Things To Change

Have you ever been so worried about something, that after feeling unwell, having headaches, changes in appetite, etc. you decide that it just isn’t worth it anymore. And finally, you’ve come to the end of your rope and decided that it’s time to let go and let God?

When we get to this place, we determine that we can’t have it both ways.

We can’t ask the Lord to lead our lives while worry about something that we can’t control and aren’t willing to give to the Lord. There’s only one steering wheel in life. You can’t give the wheel to Lord while holding onto it yourself. Erma Bombeck once said,

“Worry is like a rocking chair: it gives you something to do but never gets you anywhere.”

This quote is so true. When you let go of your worries and your cares casting it over to Jesus, isn’t there something so supernatural about how you begin to feel?

You start to feel like a weight came off your shoulders and like you’re not preoccupied with consuming thoughts. That feeling comes from surrender and a yielded spirit to the Lord. Since we can’t do anything about things in our life anyway, why don’t we just allow the Lord to do it. This is what the Lord CAN work with and wants to work with.

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How Peace Can Be Achieved

Firstly, getting to know the Person, Jesus, is how you can begin to experience true peace. And you begin to know who Jesus is by what He did. This comes from reading the Word of God and finding out Jesus’ character and nature.

Peace Which Surpasses All Understanding

What you meditate, speak and think on will have an affect on your source of peace.

Let’s say you’re constantly bothered by a bill that needs to be paid, a report from the doctor, how your child is doing at school, things you’re not getting done, etc. By allowing these thoughts to spin in your head, you’re actually meditating on them.

When we meditate on anxious thoughts, effective prayers can’t be prayed that are filled with thanksgiving and faith. These prayers can only be prayed from a heart that embraces God’s promises and trusts in Him. The peace of God then which surpasses all understanding will guard and protect your heart and mind.

Peace which surpasses all understanding is from the peace of God, and it comes by what you fix your thoughts on. Here, we can see that your mind needs to be set and fixed on things that are true, noble, just, pure, love, good report, virtue and praiseworthy.

Philippians 4:6-9 NKJV says,

Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things. The things which you learned and received and heard and saw in me, these do, and the God of peace will be with you.

So it’s key to keep your mind fixed on Jesus, the Prince of Peace, the promises of God and allow this to reign superior in your life. Anything outside of the Word will have us feel defeated and hopeless, stressed and anxious because we’ve bought into something that’s inferior.

Based on the Word of God, peace:

  • is a Person
  • is a gift
  • is a fruit
  • is a covenant
  • is to be sought after
  • comes from being spiritually minded
  • is to be lived in
  • was made by the blood of Jesus
  • is the kingdom of God
  • is to be preached
  • is authored by God
  • surpasses understanding and guards our hearts and minds

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30 Bible Verses About Peace + FREE Printable

I’d love to hear from you how knowing Jesus has helped you in experiencing the peace of God in your life! Feel free to share a testimony of God’s faithfulness and goodness to encourage others.

Anchored in Jesus,
Melanie

30 Bible Scriptures To Pray Over Your Children + FREE 30-Day Challenge Printable

30 Bible Scriptures To Pray Over Your Children + FREE 30-Day Challenge Printable

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It can feel really scary knowing what our children are subject to these days. While there are so many amazing advances in the world we live in, we also know the enemy has more routes than ever to steal, kill and destroy our lives, and that the desires of the flesh are knocking at the door.

If you are looking to help your children:

  • remained rooted and grounded in the One who is Love
  • encountering God personally and knowing Him intimately
  • develop good and Godly character
  • be a good friend
  • experience quality friendships and relationships
  • value purity

…then prayer is your weapon!

Why Should We Pray For Our Children?

You can be sure that the enemy will come to attack your children. You can also be sure that your children will want to give into the cravings of their flesh. BUT, we have a weapon that is MORE POWERFUL than the enemy or sin and that is PRAYER!

You are a soldier going into a battle for your children and when you pray, you are engaging in that spiritual warfare.

Ephesians 6:18 (NIV) says,

And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.

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Why Is Prayer Important?

Prayer is important to the life of a believer; it’s our way of communicating with our Father, through the Holy Spirit.

What Does Prayer Do?

Prayer effectively helps you to:

  • seek guidance, wisdom and discernment from the Lord
  • hear His will concerning the day
  • petition the Lord based on His promises
  • impact the earth with heaven’s influences
  • stand in the gap for others
  • keeps our heart and mind focused on God

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Prayer Is Our Weapon

The enemy, Satan, is seeking whom he may devour. He’s not a physical being; he’s a spirit. And he’s not just seeking anybody; he’s seeking those who are living for Jesus.

The enemy is not a creator like our Father, but he’s a distorter of what is already created.

For although we live in the natural realm, we don’t wage a military campaign employing human weapons, using manipulation to achieve our aims. Instead, our spiritual weapons are energized with divine power to effectively dismantle the defenses behind which people hide. 2 Corinthians 10:3-4 (TPT)

The way that Satan attacks our children is through every route possible…social media, movies, family, friends, their own thoughts, church family, other kids they don’t know but meet, etc. And not every attack we experience is by route of the enemy; sometimes it’s by our own doing and choices which are out of our sinful, fleshy, carnal nature.

We experience the enemy’s attacks or our own sinful desires in our everyday life and the reason for this is to get us off God’s good plans for our lives. The enemy wants to distort God’ loving nature. And instead of being led by the Spirit, what our flesh wants to do is often more appealing and the easy route.

Our children need our prayers for:

  • knowing God more
  • protection from the evil one
  • seek the kingdom of God first
  • loving God and others
  • hearing God’s voice
  • thinking on the right things
  • the fruit of the spirit
  • purity
  • honoring their parents
  • accepting Jesus as their Lord
  • peace
  • restful sleep
  • God’s plans for them
  • following Jesus
  • character
  • their hearts

30 Bible Scriptures To Pray Over Your Children

  1. Romans 10:13 For “whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.”
  2. Psalm 119:105 Your word is a lamp to my feet And a light to my paths.
  3. James 4:7 Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.
  4. John 8:32 And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”
  5. Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
  6. Matthew 5:14 “You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden.
  7. Malachi 3:10 Bring all the tithes into the storehouse,that there may be food in My house, and try Me now in this,” Says the Lord of hosts, “If I will not open for you the windows of heaven and pour out for you such blessing that there will not be room enough to receive it.”
  8. John 10:4-5 And when he brings out his own sheep, he goes before them; and the sheep follow him, for they know his voice. Yet they will by no means follow a stranger, but will flee from him, for they do not know the voice of strangers.”
  9. Isaiah 54:17 No weapon formed against you shall prosper, And every tongue which rises against you in judgment You shall condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, And their righteousness is from Me,” Says the Lord.
  10. Joshua 1:8 This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.
  11. Philippians 4:8 Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things.
  12. Ephesians 3:18-19 may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the width and length and depth and height— to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.
  13. Isaiah 54:13 All your children shall be taught by the Lord, And great shall be the peace of your children.
  14. Proverbs 3:24 When you lie down, you will not be afraid; Yes, you will lie down and your sleep will be sweet.
  15. Romans 15:8 Owe no one anything except to love one another, for he who loves another has fulfilled the law.
  16. 2 Timothy 1:7 For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.
  17. Psalm 91:3 Surely He shall deliver you from the snare of the fowler And from the perilous pestilence.
  18. Psalm 37:23 The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord, And He delights in his way.
  19. Luke 9:23 Then He said to them all, “If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow Me.
  20. Psalm 112:1 Praise the Lord! Blessed is the man who fears the Lord, Who delights greatly in His commandments.
  21. Matthew 6:33 But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.
  22. 1 Timothy 4:12 Let no one despise your youth, but be an example to the believers in word, in conduct, in love, in spirit, in faith, in purity.
  23. Philippians 4:6 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God.
  24. 1 Peter 3:8 Finally, all of you be of one mind, having compassion for one another; love as brothers, be tenderhearted, be courteous;
  25. John 15:5 “I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing.
  26. Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths.
  27. Romans 12:2 And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.
  28. Ephesians 6:1-3 Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. “Honor your father and mother,” which is the first commandment with promise: “that it may be well with you and you may live long on the earth.”
  29. Galatians 5:22-23 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law.
  30. 1 John 1:7 But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin.
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Let’s warfare for our children’s hearts and their future.

Anchored in Christ,
Melanie

Powerful Christian Easter Poem

Powerful Christian Easter Poem

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Powerful Christian Easter Poem

Celebrating Easter is the foundation of what we believe as Christians.

This powerful Christian Easter poem is perfect for kids, youth and adults to recite during a special Easter presentation.

If the poem is too long, you can also remove some lines as it suits you. This poem can also be said in a spoken word format.

Feel free to copy and paste the poem below in a document and share what God has done!

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Restored

In the beginning God created man.
An intimate relationship He wanted to have.

The serpent came with a question, asking Eve,
“Did God say of every tree you shall not eat?”

When the woman saw that the tree was good for food
Eve thought she would be wise and so she chewed.

She gave it to her husband and he did also eat
Then their eyes were opened and they became afraid.

Sin now entered in because of disobedience,
Man was separate from God and lived under the curse.

An offering was needed to cleanse us from our sin,
A curtain was set-up to divide God and man.

Because God is who He says He is, He always had a plan
It was to redeem His people with His one and only Son, a man.

Now it was time for Jesus to come on the scene
By the power of the Holy Spirit, Mary would conceive.

Jesus was a student and dug into the Word
He went to John to be baptized for this is good.

He saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove
Alighting Him, a voice then said, “This is my beloved Son”.

Then Jesus was led up to the wilderness by the Spirit of God
He fasted forty days and nights and was hungry for food.

The tempter came and tested Him knowing Jesus was the King
So then Jesus used the Word of God for fighting

From that time Jesus preached and showed us the way
He said, seek first the Kingdom of God each and every day.

Now Jesus asking His disciples, Who do men say that I am?
You are the Christ, the Son of God, this did not come by man.

My Father who is in heaven, has revealed this you,
On this rock I’ll build My church, for I am the Truth.

It was time for Jesus to ride in as prophecies told
The disciples brought him a donkey and a colt.

The multitudes began to cry, “Hosanna in the highest!”
The woman poured costly oil on the body of Jesus .

When the Passover feast had come, Jesus said to Judas,
“You’re going to betray Me. For you must do this.”

Jesus was put on trial because He called Himself the King,
This was unacceptable and now the crucifixion.

They divided Jesus’ clothes and casting lots they knew
It must be written on the cross “THIS IS JESUS THE KING OF THE JEWS!”

Jesus cried with a loud voice and said, “It is finished!”
The veil then tore, sin was gone and now we’re not separate.

The earth quaked, the rocks split and suddenly they knew,
Truly this was the Son of God and they laid Him in a tomb.

But that wasn’t it, the work just began and three days later,
An angel of the Lord descended from heaven and shared something greater.

“Do not be afraid for I know whom you seek, Jesus is not here,
For He is risen where He once lay and to you, He will appear!”.

Mary stood outside the tomb with fear and weeping.
Then suddenly Jesus appeared asking “Whom are you seeking?”

She thought it to be a gardener, then Jesus said, “Mary!”
He said, Go tell My brethren for I soon am ascending.

The eleven disciples shut the door for fear of the Jews,
Jesus stood in the midst of them and said, “Peace be with you.

As the Father has sent Me, so now I also send you.
Receive the Holy Spirit and forgive as I do.

Now go therefore and make disciples of all nations,
He who believes and is baptized will not be condemned.

And these signs will follow those who believe,
They’ll cast out demons and no harm will come to them if they drink anything deadly.

They’ll speak with new tongues and take up serpents.
Lay hands on the sick and they will recover.

Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed,
You have life in Jesus name for now you are saved.

 

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Christ-Centered Easter Activities and Crafts For Kids

Christ-Centered Easter Activities and Crafts For Kids

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As we approach Easter, the significance and importance of why we celebrate brings reflection and remembrance.  In fact, it can be remembered all year long because it’s really the foundation of what we believe as Christians.

Maybe you’re thinking about different ideas on how to celebrate Easter with your family

Well, thankfully, there are many AMAZING Christ-centered Easter activities and crafts for kids that don’t revolve around bunnies, chicks and emptyness.

These ideas are not only fun, but can even help create more understanding and depth for kids as to why Easter is a significant time for them!

There are many AMAZING Christ-Centered Easter activities and crafts you can do with your kids! #Easter #ChristianEaster #EasterCrafts

Christ-Centered Easter Activities and Crafts for Kids

Activities for Your Easter Celebration from How To Homeschool My Child

Behold the Lamb- Day 6 from Kinetic Kids

Christ-Centered Easter Bible Study for Kids from Wildly Anchored (1)

Easter Celebrations With Children from Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network

Easter Cross Craft for Kids from 123 Homeschool 4 Me (3)

Easter Cross Sun Catcher Craft from My Joy-Filled Life (7)

Easter Faith Filled Family Activities from Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network

Easter Holy Week Banner With Bible References from Arrows & Applesauce (6)

Easter Resurrection Day Craft from Life of a Homeschool Mom

Easter Story Writing Cards (Free Printable) from Growing Curious Minds

Easy DIY Easter Tree Study For Kids from A Little R & R

Easy Easter Sunday School Craft from Crafty Classroom

Faith Inspired Easter Fun from Awe Filled Homemaker

Free Easter Copywork from Jen Merckling (5)

Heart Crosses Decorative Letters Free Printable from Homeschool With Love (2)

How To Have A Christ-Centered Easter – Without Missing Out on all the Candy! by Hess-Unacademy

How To Make An Easter Tree (With Printables) from Homeschool With Moxie

Mary Magdalene (John 20) | Make 1 from Jesus Without Language from Jesus Without Language

Palm Sunday Crafts from How To Homeschool My Child

Printable Easter Story Trivia Game from Hip Homeschool Moms

The Story of the Resurrection Printable Pack from Our Happy Medium (4)

Witnesses to the Crucifixion from Jesus Without Language

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How are you incorporating Christ-Centered Easter activities and crafts for kids this year?

Feel free to share your ideas with me!

Anchored in Jesus,
Melanie

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Celebrating A Christ-Centered Easter + FREE 30-Day Easter Scripture Challenge

Celebrating A Christ-Centered Easter + FREE 30-Day Easter Scripture Challenge

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A Christ-Centered Easter brings reflection and thankfulness as we set our gaze on what God did to restore us back to Him through Jesus’ shed blood.

There’s no better way to celebrate than to dive into the Word of God!

 

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Created In the Image of God

When God created Adam and Eve, He did so to extend who He was through His creation, man and woman.

Genesis 1:27-28 says,

So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. Then God blessed them, and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over every living thing that moves on the earth.”

A Simple Instruction

One of the instructions God gave to Adam is found in Genesis 2:16-17, which says,

And the Lord God commanded the man, saying, “Of every tree of the garden you may freely eat; but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die.” 

Unfortunately, although this instruction was simple, it wasn’t easy.

The serpent came to Eve questioning what God said. This questioning mixed with Eve’s doubts became the recipe where she had to make a choice within itself. Genesis 3:6 says,

“So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree desirable to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate. She also gave to her husband with her, and he ate.”

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Sin Is Separation From God

The result of Adam and Eve’s disobedience (sin) would be that they would surely die.

Now based on the length of Adam’s life (930 years), the death that God was referring to wasn’t them ceasing from physical living, but instead, that they would be separated from God.

Adam and Eve now lived under the curse and they could no longer be in communion with God. Sin ultimately separated them from God.

The Veil That Separates

In the Old Testament, the Holy of Holies was a place where only the high priest could enter and only once in the year. A thick veil separated the holy place from the Holy of Holies inside the tent of meeting.

The high priest would then sprinkle the blood of a sacrificed bull and a sacrificed goat on the atonement cover of the ark, to make amends for his and the people’s sins.

The old covenant God made through Moses with the Israelites required animal sacrifices. God lived among his people in the Holy of Holies.

A Perfect Sacrifice

Jesus, who was God’s Son and yet man, was the perfect sacrifice. He was a Lamb, sinless without spot or wrinkle, and would come to save us from our sin.

When Jesus yielded up His spirit, the veil that divided and separated God from man was torn from top to bottom. This significant barrier that was established because of sin was now no longer. Jesus’ blood was shed once for all.

This means remission of sin, an atonement made, where we could be restored to having a personal and intimate relationship with God once again.

Because of Jesus’ blood we are considered redeemed, righteous, sanctified, purified and cleansed from all sin.

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He’s Alive

Jesus not only died for our sin, but arose from death and still lives today! He’s seated at the right hand of the Father.

No longer does God confine himself to the Holy of Holies, separated from His people. When Christ ascended into heaven, every believer of Jesus became a temple of the Holy Spirit, a living dwelling place of God.

To receive Jesus and the Holy Spirit requires repentence and an acknowledgement that Jesus died for your sin, was buried, was resurrected and ascended into heaven. You have been alive together with Him!

 

Acts 2:38-39 says,

Then Peter said to them, “Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. For the promise is to you and to your children, and to all who are afar off, as many as the Lord our God will call.”

Celebrate a Christ-Centered Easter

Enjoy a Christ-Centered Easter as a family.

Take time to read the Bible scriptures that concern the story of Jesus’ death, burial and resurrection. 

Below are two 30-Day Christ-Centered Easter Bible Scripture Challenges. Fill yourself with the Word of God as we approach Easter.

If you have children, you could consider a Christ-Centered Easter Bible Study as well.

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What are some ways you and your family celebrate a Christ-Centered Easter?

Anchored in Christ,
Melanie

Study Easter With Your Kids!

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How Do We Get Godly Wisdom? + FREE 30-Day Wisdom Scripture Challenge

How Do We Get Godly Wisdom? + FREE 30-Day Wisdom Scripture Challenge

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Navigating this life and life’s decisions can be tough as we all face different circumstances. Since not any situation is the same, an unconventional and unnatural wisdom, Godly wisdom, might be just what we need.

What is the wisdom of God?

In the new testment, the greek word for wisdom is sophia (source), which is: supreme intelligence, such as belongs to God.

Another way of describing wisdom (sophia), is insight not naturally obtained. (source)

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Created for relationship

God created us to have a relationship with Him and Him with us.

We’re not meant to live this life on our own, doing our own things, and relying on our own strength. We’re meant to live and abide in the secret place of the Most High having a personal and intimate relationship with the Lord.

Through a personal relationship with the Lord, we get to know His heart, His ways of doing things and His thoughts. The Lord also wants to reveal mysteries to us, but only if we’re seeking Him.

Godly Wisdom is accessible!

The adversary, the devil, is roaring around like a lion seeking whom He may devour. His tactics and devices aren’t unique, but distorted.

He wants us to look at the storms in our lives so that we can be filled with hopeless disengaging from our relationship with the Lord.

The world also has a way of operating and doing things which is fear-based.

So how we do live in this world, but not of this world? We need Godly wisdom; the Spirit of wisdom to help us, guide us and lead us as we make decisions. And it’s accessible!

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Human wisdom vs. God’s wisdom

Human wisdom (natural, conventional wisdom)

Can you honestly say that you know what to do in your life at all times? Is life full of clarity and easy to navigate?

I think we can all agree that it’s not.

So the question is, what do you start to do when you’re in need of advice or help in a situation? Who do you turn to? What do you turn to? 

Do you start turning to friends, family, or co-workers for advice? Do you post a question in a trusted Facebook group or do you do a search in Google or Pinterest?

Often the reason we’re asking people for advice or searching social media platforms is because we have an answer in mind, but we want others to give us validation so that we can move forward.

This type of validation masks itself as receiving wise advice, but it is still just human wisdom. And human wisdom is NOT Godly wisdom. God’s wisdom is unnatural and unconventional.

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Godly wisdom (unnatural, unconventional wisdom)

Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom. And in all your getting, get understanding.
Proverbs 4:7 NKJV

The Word of God is clear that we all need to get wisdom. And not just any wisdom, Godly wisdom.

So then, if Godly wisdom is insight that’s not naturally or conventionally attained, we are in need of God.

We need wisdom beyond our own human understanding where the ways of God interfere with our natural world. They are often ways that make no sense to the human mind.

So dealing with life and life’s affairs requires Godly wisdom.

Who asked God for wisdom in the Bible?

A great example of someone who asked for wisdom in the Bible is Solomon.

The Lord asks Solomon in a dream at night, “Ask! What shall I give you?”. 

Solomon says to the Lord,

“You have shown great mercy to Your servant David my father, because he walked before You in truth, in righteousness, and in uprightness of heart with You; You have continued this great kindness for him, and You have given him a son to sit on his throne, as it is this day. Now, O Lord my God, You have made Your servant king instead of my father David, but I am a little child; I do not know how to go out or come in. And Your servant is in the midst of Your people whom You have chosen, a great people, too numerous to be numbered or counted. Therefore give to Your servant an understanding heart to judge Your people, that I may discern between good and evil. For who is able to judge this great people of Yours?”
1 Kings 3:6-9 NKJV (Ephasis added)

Solomon recognized that as king he needed Godly wisdom to discern between good and evil. The opposite is then true, that he felt that he wouldn’t be able to discern between good and evil without the Lord’s wisdom.

What the Lord said in response to Solomon is powerful:

The speech pleased the Lord, that Solomon had asked this thing. Then God said to him: “Because you have asked this thing, and have not asked long life for yourself, nor have asked riches for yourself, nor have asked the life of your enemies, but have asked for yourself understanding to discern justice, behold, I have done according to your words; see, I have given you a wise and understanding heart, so that there has not been anyone like you before you, nor shall any like you arise after you. And I have also given you what you have not asked: both riches and honor, so that there shall not be anyone like you among the kings all your days. So if you walk in My ways, to keep My statutes and My commandments, as your father David walked, then I will lengthen your days.” 1 Kings 3:10-14 NKJV

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How do we get Godly wisdom?

James 1:5 NKJV says,

If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him.

According the Word of God, getting Godly wisdom is simple:

  1. Recognize that you need the wisdom of God
  2. Ask the Lord for wisdom

Although getting Godly wisdom is simple, it’s not magic.

God knows us better than we know ourselves. He wants our hearts FIRST and FOREMOST.

If you’re in a place of needing Godly wisdom, it’s important to ask God for it, but it’s more important to have a relationship with Him first.

Out of a relationship with Him, we love, trust and surrender our lives to the Lord where He can give us wisdom knowing it won’t be used for selfish gain, but for the glory of the Lord.

Continue to seek the Lord and ask for wisdom. Through prayer, reading the Bible, meditating on the Word, and praise and worship, you’ll get to know God’s heart more and become more intimately acquainted with Him.

Anchored in Jesus,
Melanie

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