Day 16 – God, Please Bless Me with Wisdom, Courage, and JOY

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Webster’s dictionary defines wisdom as having insight, knowledge, and good sense/judgment. defines wisdom as the knowledge of what is true coupled with good judgment as to action.

So wisdom is … knowing the right thing to do and doing it!

Sounds simple! Right?!

But it’s not always simple, is it..?

Today, I’m praying for the blessing of wisdom. Maybe you’d like to join me…

Wisdom is defined as knowing the right thing to do and doing it. I need God to bless me with wisdom and the courage to do it! #Prayer #Wisdom #MountainMovingPrayers #BlessingCounter

God, Please Bless Me with Wisdom, Courage, and JOY

Father, it is said that wisdom is knowing the right thing to do and doing it.

But there are countless opinions as to what qualifies as the “right thing to do.”

Your Word says:

Don’t let anyone capture you with empty philosophies and high-sounding nonsense that come from human thinking and from the spiritual powers of this world, rather than from Christ. Colossians 2:8

Father, Please bless me with wisdom! 

David wrote:

The instructions of the Lord are perfect, reviving the soul. The decrees of the Lord are trustworthy, making wise the simple. Psalm 19:7

High-sounding nonsense vs. simple wisdom.

I need Your help. Sometimes as I wait on You to answer a prayer or I try to live out a challenging situation or manage a difficult relationship … well, my mind races and wisdom seems to elude me.

Please bless me with wisdom. 

Solomon wrote:

Seek the Lord’s will in all you do, and He will show you which path to take. Proverbs 3:6

Is that the simple answer? Wisdom is knowing Your will through Your Word!

You invite me to be still and know. Psalm 46:10
And You will transform me. Romans 12:2
Through the power of Your Holy Spirit. John 14:26

So, I will sit at Your feet trusting that Your Spirit will help me know the wise thing to do…

But then Father, it’s not always easy to stand against worldly wisdom and actually follow Your will.

Please forgive me.

And help me trust Your promises that give courage.


To go before me. Proverbs 3:6
To never leave me or forsake me.
Deuteronomy 31:8
To help me. Psalm 118:6
To give me peace. Isaiah 26:3
To give me power. 2 Timothy 1:7
To give me victory. 1 Corinthians 15:57
To give me joy. Psalm 21:6

Yes, joy!

Solomon also wrote:

Joyful is the person who finds wisdom, the one who gains understanding. Proverbs 3:13

Godly wisdom is knowing and following Your commands.

Commands to love You with all my heart and others as I love myself. Luke 10:27

That’s JOY – loving Jesus, loving others, and loving who You have made me a forgiven and loved child.

Thank you, Father.

Jesus said, Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and He will give you everything you need. Luke 12:31

And You do! Thanks and praise! Amen.

Wisdom is defined as knowing the right thing to do and doing it. I need God to bless me with wisdom and the courage to do it! #Prayer #Wisdom #MountainMovingPrayers #BlessingCounter

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  1. Wisdom, courage, and joy are three excellent things to pray for. May you use your wisdom, courage, and joy to bless others in this most holy season!

  2. Alprescia says:

    Thanks, Deb. You are such a inspiration of “Joy”!

  3. I’ve often thought that after we pray for wisdom and receive we often miss out on the courage to act on the wisdom we receive, making us miss out on peace and joy. Wisdom is real when it is used and shared; it’s not only for us. We may call it wisdom, but it’s confirmed when others receive what wisdom brings.

    So I’ve prayed often for wisdom and courage.

  4. I love how hungry the Psalmists were for wisdom. We should all desire it like that! Another great post Deb…and thank you for the link up! 🙂

  5. Thank you! I pray for wisdom but never put the joy with it. Maree

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