Wisdom - You Can Do It. He Can Help Series III - Pastor of Church Life & Community Outreach, Sabrina Wiens
There’s no magical handbook for how to be a successful adult. We are all just doing our best to make good decisions and deal with things as they come along. Researchers from Cornell University found that adults make an estimated average of 226.7 decisions each day just on food alone and it’s estimated that the average adult makes about 35,000 remotely conscious decisions each day.
James tells us that if we lack wisdom – if we need it – we should ask.
"If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you. But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt." James 1:8-9a
"Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all of your heart. I will be found by you declares the Lord. Jeremiah" 29:12-14a
"So here’s what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life – your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life – and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him. Don’t become so well- adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, fix your attention on God. You’ll be changed from the inside out. Readily recognize what he wants from you, and quickly respond to it. Unlike the culture around you, always dragging you down to its level of immaturity, God brings the best out of you, develops well-formed maturity in you." Romans 12:1-2 (The Message)
Video of this Message available on YouTube.com/scottstchurch
Preached at Scott Street Church on Sunday, May 19, 2019