We need to turn to Him and ask Him for wisdom! I thank God that when Jesus returned to Heaven, He promised to send us the Holy Spirit as our comforter and guide who will teach us all truth! We must ask Him for insight on what to do and where to go!
The Promise of the Holy Spirit
‘ “But now I am going to Him who sent Me; and none of you asks Me, ‘Where are You going?’ But because I have said these things to you, sorrow has filled your hearts [and taken complete possession of them]. But I tell you the truth, it is to your advantage that I go away; for if I do not go away, the Helper (Comforter, Advocate, Intercessor—Counselor, Strengthener, Standby) will not come to you; but if I go, I will send Him (the Holy Spirit) to you [to be in close fellowship with you]. And He, when He comes, will convict the world about [the guilt of] sin [and the need for a Savior], and about righteousness, and about judgment: about sin [and the true nature of it], because they do not believe in Me [and My message]; about righteousness [personal integrity and godly character], because I am going to My Father and you will no longer see Me; about judgment [the certainty of it], because the ruler of this world (Satan) has been judged and condemned. “I have many more things to say to you, but you cannot bear [to hear] them now. But when He, the Spirit of Truth, comes, He will guide you into all the truth [full and complete truth]. For He will not speak on His own initiative, but He will speak whatever He hears [from the Father—the message regarding the Son], and He will disclose to you what is to come [in the future]. He will glorify and honor Me, because He (the Holy Spirit) will take from what is Mine and will disclose it to you. All things that the Father has are Mine. Because of this I said that He [the Spirit] will take from what is Mine and will reveal it to you. ‘John 16:5-15
Wisdom: Where to turn and what to do
So no matter where we are today, let’s turn to God and ask the Holy Spirit for wisdom! Whatever we are facing, let’s put our hope and trust in God and ask the Holy Spirit to speak the truth in love to us so that we can know! Let’s ask God because we know that when we ask He answers, when we seek He shows us so that we find, when we knock He opens it to us! Let’s listen to the Holy Spirit so that He can lead us into all righteousness in what we think, say, and do!
Ask God for wisdom
Firstly, let’s be the dads who turn to God when we lack wisdom! Secondly, let’s be the dads who ask God when we don’t know what to do and need Him to guide us through a decision or circumstance! Finally, let’s be the dads who turn to our Heavenly Father because we know that when we do, He gives to everyone generously and without casting any blame or rebuke!
How can we apply today’s verse of the day towards becoming better husbands, better dads, and better people?
Applications of wisdom in being the dads created, purposed, and plans for us to be, requires we seek God’s Wisdom in:
When faced with choices or dilemmas, turn to God in prayer and ask for His guidance and discernment. Trust that God will provide the wisdom you need to make the right decisions.
Ask God for wisdom in navigating your relationships with your spouse, children, and others. Seek to understand their needs, communicate effectively, and show love and kindness.
Raising children is a challenging responsibility. Ask God for wisdom in guiding, disciplining, and teaching your children. Pray for patience, understanding, and the ability to be a positive influence in their lives.
Conflicts can arise in any relationship. Ask God for wisdom in handling conflicts and resolving them in a peaceful and constructive manner. Seek His guidance to promote understanding, forgiveness, and reconciliation.
Balancing various responsibilities can be overwhelming. Ask God for wisdom in managing your time effectively, so you can fulfill your role as a husband, dad, and individual while also attending to other commitments.
Money management is crucial for providing for your family’s needs. Seek God’s wisdom in making sound financial decisions, budgeting, and being a good steward of your resources.
nurturing spiritual growth:
As a husband and dad, it’s important to lead your family in their spiritual journey. Ask God for wisdom in teaching and modeling faith, incorporating prayer and Bible study into your family life, and fostering a deep relationship with God.
Strive to become a better person by seeking God’s wisdom in areas of personal growth and character development. Ask Him to reveal areas where you can grow, and seek His guidance in becoming the person He created you to be.
Recognize that you don’t have all the answers and that seeking help is a sign of strength. Ask God for wisdom in knowing when to seek counsel from mentors, friends, or professionals who can provide guidance and support.
extending grace and forgiveness:
Recognize that everyone makes mistakes, including yourself. Ask God for wisdom in extending grace and forgiveness to others, including your spouse, children, and yourself. Embrace humility and seek reconciliation in relationships.
By seeking wisdom from God, we tap into His divine understanding, guidance, and direction. This wisdom helps us to align our actions and decisions with His purposes for our lives. It enables us to become the husbands, dads, and individuals that God has planned and purposed us to be, allowing us to navigate life’s challenges with grace, love, and wisdom from above.