“For wisdom will enter your heart, and knowledge will be pleasant to your soul.”Proverbs 2:10
Early in 2019, I began to worry about how my son Johnny would afford to go to college in the fall. I know many parents worry about these things much earlier, but for whatever reason it didn’t really hit me until his High School graduation began to draw near. I realized I didn’t know the first thing about financial aid, scholarships, grants, loans, etc., and if I wanted to help him at all I had better start learning. I invested about $500 into an online class on going to school debt free, and over the course of that first few months I immersed myself in learning. I then shared what I had learned with Johnny, and encouraged him to apply for as many scholarships as he could. We researched together, and worked hard on writing essays, getting letters of recommendation, and meeting deadlines. By the end of those first few months, Johnny had secured 9 scholarships, and was able to attend his entire first year of college debt free. Now in his sophomore year, he will go debt free this year as well. Both of us are now very familiar with the Financial Aid process and how to make the most of it.
This wisdom did not happen magically, and this knowledge did not appear out of thin air. We worked for it, and over time it began to click. I believe the pursuit of godly wisdom follows a similar path. God doesn’t just magically bestow it upon us. But if we invest ourselves in learning, in studying and meditating on Scripture, and on applying ourselves to godly living, over time it begins to click. We find that wisdom enters our hearts, and knowledge pleasantly finds its way into our minds as we live each day for Jesus. In short, we get out what we put in.
What habits are you developing in order to gain godly wisdom and knowledge in your life today?
— Pastor Jeff