November usually ushers in a spirit of thankfulness on social media as people post what they are thankful for the month of Thanksgiving. I was looking for a devotion type of thing to do with that this year and found, “the 30 day praise challenge” by Becky Harling. You spend 20 minutes each day praising and thanking God. The book breaks each day of the challenge into 4 unique parts, ”  The Invitation—A personal love message from Abba inviting you to come to Him.  Listen—A list of praise songs for you to listen to as you praise God.  Pray—A praise prayer that can help guide you  Journal—A place for you to record your personal response. (taken directly from the book’s foreword). This seems perfect for me! I am so excited to start this journey and share it with you (I started yesterday, but a migraine prevented me from posting).
Day 1: Wisdom
I am thankful that God doesn’t leave me in my mess from bad decisions. No, He generously offers me His wisdom even after He’s pulled me out!
“If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.” ~ James 1:5
I was especially taken by the words “liberally” and “upbraideth not” in this verse. “Liberally” -means in large or generous amounts and the phrase “upbraideth not” means “without reproaching or faultfinding” (AMP), “not resent” (TLB)
My life has taken so many twist and turns. I often reflect back on it and wonder what was I thinking?! I have a choice to make here. I can focus on my mistakes or I can look to God and see what He can make of those detours I took. After all, all roads led back to Him. He knew every step I would take and He always had a plan (even for those missteps). Now it’s time to pray for His wisdom as I move forward. Didn’t you know, He loves it when His children ask for His wisdom?! 💛 ~ Chelle, #f8ithgal
🧡 Thank You Father God for Your wisdom! 🧡
For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end. ~ Jeremiah 29:11
33 O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable [are] his judgments, and his ways past finding out! 34 For who hath known the mind of the Lord? or who hath been his counsellor? ~ Romans 11:33-34
The fear of the LORD [is] the beginning of wisdom: a good understanding have all they that do [his commandments]: his praise endureth for ever. ~ Psalm 111:10
In whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. ~ Colossians 2:3
He hath made the earth by his power, he hath established the world by his wisdom, and hath stretched out the heavens by his discretion. ~ Jeremiah 10:12