“Doing New Things”

“Doing New Things”
Woodlawn Baptist Church
June 22, 2011

For the LORD gives wisdom; From His mouth come knowledge and understanding. ~ Proverbs 2:6 (NKJV).  I often find myself reflecting on this verse when I am dealing with situations in which I have NOOO CLUE what I should do or when I am venturing out on new things in life.  I look for God’s wisdom to help me; guide me. The only disclaimer in asking for the Lord’s wisdom is we must be willing to follow through with His plans.  As humans, we formulate this mindset in our brains that allows us to become prideful and do things OUR way instead of GOD’S way.  The following story on Abram is a perfect example of listening to God’s wisdom.

The Call of Abram (Genesis 12:1-9 NIV)

The LORD had said to Abram, “Go from your country, your people and your father’s household to the land I will show you. “I will make you into a great nation, and I will bless you; I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse; and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you.”

So Abram went, as the LORD had told him; and Lot went with him. Abram was seventy-five years old when he set out from Harran. He took his wife Sarai, his nephew Lot, all the possessions they had accumulated and the people they had acquired in Harran, and they set out for the land of Canaan, and they arrived there.

Abram traveled through the land as far as the site of the great tree of Moreh at Shechem. At that time the Canaanites were in the land. The LORD appeared to Abram and said, “To your offspring I will give this land.” So he built an altar there to the LORD, who had appeared to him.

From there he went on toward the hills east of Bethel and pitched his tent, with Bethel on the west and Ai on the east. There he built an altar to the LORD and called on the name of the LORD. Then Abram set out and continued toward the Negev.

Something to think about: Whenever we find ourselves in a “stumbling block” we should always look to God to do exactly what Proverbs 2:6 remind us; to give us wisdom.  It may not always appear as easy & simple as it did for Abram when he listened and obeyed God, but you can believe it will be far easier than us doing it our own way without clear understanding.  Be Blessed Blog Readers!

2 Comments

  1. Wow!! What a powerful message. Sometimes we forget that in times of need god will guide you and never foresake you! We just need to listen when he does.

  2. Alyssa - WNS |

    That is very true Sonya. We get caught up in believing we can handle everything ourselves & not allow God to guide us in the way that we should go! Thank you much for reading and supporting WNS!!! God Bless :)

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