From the Chaplain

We take a page from Beau Hague – LEARNING FROM BETTER HORSEMEN.

I’m to the point now in my horsemanship where I want to go to the next level! I want to advance my horses to be able to perform better. The problem is, I don’t have the knowledge to take them there. Because of this, I’m learning that I need to seek out guys that are better horsemen than me and find the knowledge to take my horses further! If I don’t, my horses will probably digress rather than progress to the next level! The same is true for us as Christians. When we try to do things in our own limited wisdom, we can only go so far. When we start thinking that we know what’s best for our lives, and we stop trusting in God, we get into some deep trouble! Proverbs 14: 12 says, “There is a way that seems right to a man, but in the end it leads to death.” God is not saying to turn your brains off and become mindless robots. We are to use our intellect and common sense, but not depend on them alone. We must turn to God for more wisdom and rely on His understanding. We should pray and ask for wisdom in every aspect of life! Listen to James 1: 5, “If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him.” This verse shows us that if we need more wisdom all we have to do is ask! We need to quit trying to lean on our own limited understanding of life, and seek the One with unlimited knowledge and understanding!

Do you try to do things in your own wisdom? Do you try to rely on your own understanding? What decisions are you facing right now that you need to ask God for more wisdom? Ask Him to help you seek His wisdom for every area of your life!

Lord, forgive me where I have tried to do things on my own. Give me wisdom that can only come from you. Thank you for giving your wisdom generously to us when we ask. It’s in your holy name I pray, Amen.