It's funny. I pray for wisdom for another - for them to receive wisdom, and God brings me wisdom. What a lovely God. Okay, so my teaching source is a friend Engineer. He pulled together the various sources of wisdom literature going back 30 years from his shelf, and the ones he has consulted over time, and he preached.
I have 4-5 articles I think. I am not sure. God makes deposits in me as he wants me to train you.
For this first wisdom meditation, we are going to think on how a father gives wisdom or life counsel to his sons and daughters. Men, fathers, you are a model of the true nature of God. God is our Father.
Fatherly advice is wisdom. So, as your children grow, you invest in them. For each little life stage, starting with, "Daddy, why is the sky blue?", you begin investing you in them. God invests in us through our fathers, and if we don't have a good father, when we come into the church, God sets up those people around you. God starts placing godly men around you like a bridge. This is a good reason why you should participate in men's groups. Recently, my pastor did a men's breakfast, where policemen demonstrated courage to men of faith through testimony. This is the sort of thing which God does to build his men up. If you had a father who was not so godly, do not be shamed. If you had a messed up family, also do not be shamed. When you become a son of your Heavenly Father, he covers you with a mantle of his love, and he will start training you into a family line which will be blessed for 1000 generations. You will step out of the cursed family line from sin, and you will be cultivated into a human producing vine which lives in the God stream part of this world. In the God stream reality, God grows good families like producing vines, and he uses you to bring good to the community around you. When we sin, a sin curse is brought to 10 generations. When we become God's through the spiritual birth, God blesses us to 1000 generations. Do you see God's math? Is this not generous? Also, when you come into God's covering, you can use your new position to break the curse of sin which has been upon you. Yes. The sin curse can be removed.
Okay, so since God is our Father, he raises us up through our fathers. He raises us up from the knowledge of his words which we read. It is not exactly the pouring over wisdom literature which changes you, but meeting the man of wisdom who wrote the wisdom literature. There could be some who spend hours trying to integrate that wisdom - but it is more the Spirit which arrives from you reading which is your source of your voice. Do you have to have integrated all of it in a short time to be a good leader? If you are just starting out, just read some of God's wisdom literature, and invite his Spirit. This is quite odd. As I write, I literally write stuff in scripture I have not read, recently anyway. I have not recently seen it. I did not know - at least not that I'm aware. But God the Word who is in me spoke it. Then, I find the concepts in the bible - those things I would dare not speak on my own, but for the courage that God is speaking through me. What this proves is that God the Spirit of Wisdom is alive in me speaking. This is actually who you are seeking. He comes when you invite him.
As a Father, God will use all you natural world training and job experience and all your life experience. He does not waste even one bit of your life. He uses everything. He uses the intuition you have developed. He uses your school. He uses your knowledge of hobbies or sports. He uses the language knowledge you have. He uses absolutely everything. So, as a leader, you have some major decisions to make, and those are based on context analysis. God uses your natural logic and thinking, and he will use your own system to lead you through to the right decision. John Paul Jackson talks about having peace in your belly. When you make a good decision, you have peace in your belly. If you have made a bad decision, you have a scratchy belly. God just recently taught me this out of a real life experience. He let me have the scratchy belly. The circumstance worked out, and that feeling went away. God uses this as our intuition to know if there are complications with our present decision.
God honors your choices, just like you had a son or daughter who chose to go into the Arts, and you had hoped they would be a lawyer. God honors whatever choices you make. He gives you the right to make those choices, and as long as you please him, he produces fruit from all your decisions. God also honors our opportunity to learn from error. He lets us make some mistakes, for he has things planned 20 years in the future, for which that little tidbit of life experience will assist you later. God is growing each man into a man of wisdom. That nature of older men who have large life experience - that is the nature of the godly deposits in them.
As I am reaching out to nation leaders, you may have wise people in your reach who have been involved in government for ten or twenty years, or who are your own country history experts. Make use of these. Take in their counsel, as part of your overall assessment of situations for your country.
Also, in your decision, do call on the Lord. Okay, so an engineer presented this. God the Spirit speaks in a still small voice through our mind as either words or pictures. When scientists or engineers or doctors have epiphanies, they are listening to the still small voice. That exact means they hear or see their epiphany is the means which God speaks to us. These inner impressions are God. God leads us to progress. Good professionals record their new knowledge, and this leads to advances in science and technology. This is the same means of decision making which men have for maneuvering in war. God will speak. He will give you the knowledge you need, and what to do for your country's best interest.
No decision set to trust in God will ever go without fruit.
There was an interesting question posed: Would you rather have brain surgery performed on you by a Christian with no medical training, but filled with the Spirit? Or would you want an atheist who has 20 years invested in medical sciences, and who is a leading researcher in his field? You can guess the one everyone picked. The crowd picked the atheist. This is because God will use the skills of the atheist, and even when they do not acknowledge God, God will use them to perform his good works. God is all knowledge. God has invested in them. It is God's deposit in them which makes them good at what they do. So, atheists, here is a bit of love for you. God's love is the deposit of knowledge in you. If you are good at what you do, you have him to thank for it, for God cares you are cultivated into a good professional. God is your father, right to the day you breathe your last breath, for he keeps reaching out for the whole of your life. If you say, "Father, or Jesus, come in", you are instantly born anew.
Okay, where am I? Okay. I am wrapping up. God uses everything he invests in you as wisdom. You do use everything from your life education, experience, and profession to make your choices. And in that context, you also seek the Lord's voice into that situation. You can pray over the situation, that God will bring his kingdom and will to that situation. God speaks to you, in inner impressions. God brings wise counsel to us. We can make use of that. We receive some wisdom from reading the bible, but you don't have to pour over the bible with a religious spirit in order to receive Wisdom, for he is ready to speak to you from the moment you have received Christ as your savior.
Like a Father, God allows you to make decisions. If you are his, even your decisions, whether the ends are good or bad, God crafts into his greater will for you. He tenderly guides you toward meeting your destiny, whatever that is, but I expect that reward is tied to it. Think of how you have guided your children. God is exactly like that. He sees you like that. He gives you freedom to make choices. He's got the outcomes in his control. Do not self-condemn or review a 100 contributing factors of a decision you made. This is a spirit of condemnation which seeks to tie you. Rather, give the decision or situation to God, and God will make it work, whatever was done. God is an expert at making our paths straight, for our good.
We have both investigated Wisdom and the nature of our Father. I have revealed his two identities to you.
Ask your Father to come. He is Wisdom. You can call him Wisdom. Call him. He will come. He will never fail.