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Strange how sometimes Christians think that other Christians are invincible. And they may not realize what they are doing.
As Christians we need to fellowship together. God has called us as individuals to become part of a body. One Christian cannot be a body alone.
When Paul spoke to the Corinthians about the body, he said, "And if one member suffers, all the members suffer with it; or if one member is honored, all the members rejoice with it (I Cor. 12:26)." Are we doing this for the rest of the body? Are we too wrapped up in ourselves to consider the other members of the body? As much as i may feel like i am being neglected sometimes, am i fulfilling MY duties as a member of the body?
Paul also expressed this to the Romans. "Be kindly affectionate to one another with brotherly love, in honour giving preference to one another... Rejoice with those who rejoice, and weep with those who weep."
God has provided us with many people to care for and to care for us.

Once upon a time i was discouraged. I was discouraged because i didn't feel like i had the same "heart for seeking after God". I felt like everyone around me was growing in leaps and bounds in their walk with Christ and that i was lagging behind...

But i came to realize that a "seeking heart" is something you have to work at. Because of the temptations of this world, the things that tend to grab your attention, you need to keep wrestling your thoughts away.

Yes, to some extent, God has put into us all the desire to know Him more. But it's a difficult thing for some to accomplish. As a friend of mine so aptly put it - As a living sacrifice, we tend to crawl off the altar. We have to keep climbing back on. (In reference to Romans 12:1 (KJV) - I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.)
We have to continually deny the world the hold it has on our lives in order to seek God.

Another verse that caught my attention on this is:
Psalm 42:1 - As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul sants for You, O God.
That deer worked up a powerful thirst.
I need to work up a thirst for God. I think that one way to work up a thirst for God is to do His work. God's plans require supernatural strength... By working on these plans, i am working up a need for that strength... That is my thirst, a thirst for strength... The strength that only God can offer.
Another way i work up a thirst is by reading my Bible.
Like Einstein said, "The more I learn, the more I realize I know nothing."
When i read my Bible, i realize that i don't know anything about God. And that drives me to want to know more...

Isaiah 49:10 - They will neither hunger nor thirst, nor will the desert heat or the sun beat upon them. He who has compassion on them will guide them and lead them beside springs of water.

Matthew 7:7 - Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.

Webster's Dictionary says:
wisdom, n. knowledge; insight; sound judgment; common sense.

The Bible says:
...the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere.(James 3:17)

I'd say, to get a Christian perspective on wisdom, we need to look at both of these definitions.
Personally, i know that i look at the word wisdom and know what it means without really knowing what it means. That's what the dictionary is for... To learn the meaning of those words. And then i look at the Bible to get God's expanded version of that definition.

Webster's is very concise. Breaking down the word. Giving synonyms for that word. The Bible gives the how-to's and the what-for's. God explains through the Bible how He expects you to act out "wisdom".

When you look at the two definitions, they compliment each other. The definition in the dictionary could describe many people... it's easy to get knowledge, right? The Bible tells us the more concise, Christian way of wisdom.
There's a difference between "worldly wisdom" and "the wisdom that comes from heaven". The difference lies in how you act out your wisdom... the motives behind your wisdom.

James 3:13 says, Who is wise and understanding among you? Let him show it by his good life, by deeds done in the humility that comes from wisdom.

Doesn't sound like a worldly kind of wisdom... it doesn't sound like the "wisdom" spoken of in James 3:14-16 (But if you harbour bitter envy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not boast about it or deny the truth. Such "wisdom" does not come down from heaven but is earthly, un-spiritual, of the devil. For where you have envy and selfish ambition, there you find disorder and every evil practice.)

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.

For those days when i'm tempted into believing that i know something...
For those days when i'm tempted into worrying about things i can't change...
For those days when i'm tempted...

I was listening to that song by Nickelback... "How You Remind Me" or something like that... The chorus says, "This is how you remind me of what i really am" (It's about the only line i know) And i was thinking... "What am i, really?"
And then i was thinking about that song by Downhere... "Great Are You" (To which i know all the words!) And the chorus says, "Because I'll never hold the picture/ Of the whole horizon in my view/ Because I'll never, rip the night in two/ It makes me wonder/ Who am I, Who am I, Who am I/ And great are You/ Great are You, Lord"

It blew me away... How does God remind us of what we really are??
By everything around us! By everything that He has created! By the fact that when i mess up, the world doesn't end!

People heard how Job was talking about God and they reminded him:
Job 35:6-7 -
If you've sinned, what effect can you have on God?
If you've done many wrongs, what can you do to Him?
If you're righteous, what can you give Him, or what can He get from you?

Job thought he was smarter than God; God reminded Job of what he really was:
Job 38:1,4-5,12,16,21,36 -
Then the Lord answered Job out of the storm.
"Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth? Tell me if you have such insight.
Who determined its dimensions? Certainly you know! Who stretched a measuring line over it?
"Have you ever given orders to the morning or assigned a place for the dawn...
"Have you gone to the springs in the sea or walked through the valleys of the ocean depths?
"You must know because you were born then and have lived such a long time!
"Who put wisdom in the heart or gave understanding to the mind?"

By reading about Job, I am reminded of what i really am.
Who am i?
I am created by God, for God's pleasure! My purpose on earth is to have a relationship with Him and to please Him.
My purpose is not to think i'm smarter than Him, or more powerful.
And when you think about that, it takes all weight off your shoulders. When you do something wrong, God is still right. When you do something unjust, God is still fair. When you are not able, God is.

James 1:17 - Every good present and every perfect gift comes from above, from the Father who made the sun, moon, and stars.

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