Lately I’m thinking of a few pieces of wisdom to guide February’s choices:
- Just because you can do something doesn’t mean you should. Jesus said “no” to certain tasks often (Mark 1:35-38). Jesus also followed the exact instructions of the Father and did not go beyond this (John 14:31).
- Lots of activity isn’t the same as bearing eternal fruit for God’s kingdom. We’re told in John 15 to abide with Him because apart from Jesus we “can do nothing.”
- Our educated, strategic, and humanly good plans don’t replace the wisdom of the Holy Spirit. We’re told in Proverbs 3 to “trust in the Lord” and “lean not on [our] own understanding.”
- If we’ve gone ahead of God in January–perhaps with unwise choices or alliances–we can pray that God “releases [our] foot from the snare” (Psalm 25:15), that we can live free from condemnation (Romans 8:1), and that God would mercifully make “all things work for good” (even our mistakes).
I pray that we spend our weekend praying for wisdom for February.