“But 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 NIV
The condition of our heart affects all things. How we see the world. How we interact with the world. How we see others. I can’t get past how important it is to care for our heart. The Bible provides so much instruction on how to trust our heart to God, how to guard our heart, how to confess our heart. If our hearts are set on Jesus, they will be open to wisdom from heaven. The following prayer by James Goll, in a Prayer for Spiritual Eyes, really resonated for me. I have referred to it several times:
“Lord give me that spirit of wisdom; grant me that spirit of revelation so that I will be captured by Jesus Christ. Release the shafts of revelation light into the eyes of my heart, that I might know the hope of Your calling, that I might know the glorious inheritance that lives inside of me, and that I might know the surpassing greatness of Your power that works in me.”
Father, please fill me with Your wisdom from heaven in all its glory.