Websters defines wisdom in several ways, including “Understanding of what is true, right or lasting”, “common sense”, and “good judgment”. Psalms 14:2 says “The Lord looks down from heaven on the entire human race; he looks to see if anyone is truly wise, if anyone seeks God”. True wisdom is understanding God’s perspective or desires in each and every circumstance, situation or decision that we must make in our lives and responding accordingly. This takes a conscious decision to learn God’s ways through a focus on His Word. As we decide to proactively pursue godly living and meditate on scripture, we become more sensitive to the Holy Spirit’s guidance and our decisions and actions will increasingly be more in tune with His principles and His plan for our lives. We become strong and steadfast in turning away from sin and temptations. “Give yourselves completely to God, for you were dead, but now you have new life…..Sin is no longer your master….you live under the freedom of God’s grace.” (Romans 6:13-14) As we learn to increasingly respond to God’s promptings, our trust in His wisdom will in turn grow. And the more we trust Him, the more courage He gives us to face trials and we will discover the joy of embracing His plans for us. Anne Graham Lotz says it very well. To achieve what God wants us to have, instead of clinging to what we want and ignoring God’s will and guidance, we should not just add Jesus to our lives – He has to be your life. Take the first big step today, persevere and experience the Joy of spiritual wisdom.