Wisdom and Revelation

By on April 15, 2014
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By Carol Doyel –

Wisdom is something we all need, but it does us no good if we don’t apply it in our life. Actually, I’ve come to understand that wisdom is applied truth!

But what is truth? Well, for me there is only one source for absolute truth and that is the Word of God, the Bible.  A compilation of ancient books, letters, and biographies about Jesus Christ known as the messiah, that have been passed down from generation to generation and from what is described in the book, “A Case for Christ”, by Lee Strobel, as one of the most valid of documents, letters, and biographies ever discovered by man.

As a matter of fact, the “validity” formula used by scientists and in the academic world to measure the validity of historical documents, when applied to the Bible, proves it to be one of the most valid historical set of documents that exist.

Without going into great depth and into a subject way beyond my knowledge and credentials, I will tell you that the best way I have found to measure the impact of “truth” is by applying it and examining the outcome, as a true observer and researcher might do. Empirical observation by applying the truth in our own life and examining others who do so.

So from my own personal experience with the Word of God, I can tell you it has changed my life! I re-committed my life to the Lord in Sept. 1999; I had accepted the Lord when I was about 12 years old but did not follow His ways nor did I pursue the study of the Bible. Unfortunately, I was not raised in a Christian home and the Bible was not read in our home.  So after coming back to the Lord, I prayed that I would develop a hunger for the Word of God. I had a beautiful old King James Bible that I loved to read but it was so poetic that I would fall to sleep when I read it at night while lying in bed.

Shortly after praying for a hunger for the Word of God, I ran into a woman around the corner from where we lived and she became a good friend and bought me my first bible, a New International Version (NIV) Leadership Bible with teachings on leadership based on biblical principles.  Within a short period of time I could see my prayer being answered and I developed a veracious appetite for the Word of God.  One of the first things I felt led to pray for was wisdom.

Now I loved my parents, but I would not describe them as wise, and prior to coming to the Lord I made many foolish decisions and had very little wisdom.  But I knew how much I needed wisdom, and the Lord is good and the Bible says that anyone can come to Him and ask for wisdom without reproach; which means it does not matter who you are and how foolish you’ve been, if you come to the Lord recognizing you need for wisdom, godly wisdom, He promises to give it to you without reproach.  The verse is “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. But let him ask in faith, with no doubting; for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind” ( James 1:5-6).

I had no idea whether I was becoming wiser, but I prayed every day for months and months after I was saved for wisdom, I still pray for wisdom, and God was faithful to answer my prayers. I have more wisdom then before recommitting my life to the Lord, but there is so much wisdom available by reading the Word that we could read the Bible for hours a day all of our life and still not exhaust the infinite wisdom and knowledge of God. I would add here, that it is by the Holy Spirit that we receive revelation. It’s an unending process of pressing in, seeking and receiving more revelation for those that hunger and thirst for truth! All we have to do is invite the Lord into our heart, believing that he is who He says he is, and ask to be filled with the Holy Spirit.

God will even show us things that are “unsearchable” and things yet to come!  Imagine that, having things revealed to us that haven’t even come to pass and that we cannot discover through all of his worldly knowledge, education, advancement, technology, literature, etc.  But only through the wisdom and revelation offered by our creator and His Word can those things be found. I encourage you to dig in and take a journey to a place of infinite wisdom.

 

Carol Doyel is Editor-in-Chief and Founder of LivingBetter50.com. She is a graduate of The Full Gospel Bible Institute and has a passion for women’s ministries, issues and lives. She and her husband of 25+ years have three grown kids and three grandchildren.  They currently reside in southern CA. Her desire is to inspire women to live better physically, emotionally, financially, and spiritually.

About Carol Doyel

Carol Doyel is Editor-in-Chief and Founder of LivingBetter50.com. She is a graduate of The Full Gospel Bible Institute and has a passion for women’s ministries, issues and lives. She and her husband of nearly 30 years have three grown kids and four grandchildren. They currently reside in southern California. Her desire is to inspire women to live better physically, emotionally, financially, and spiritually.

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Wisdom and Revelation