PASTOR LEE FERGUSON
WORD OF FAITH | SOUTHFIELD, MI
Good morning. My name is Pastor Lee Ferguson and today we are going to enter into prayer and the discussion for our prayer today is pray for wisdom and direction. Turn in your Bibles toJames chapter1, verse 5.It reads,“If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.” Verse 6says,“But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed.”There is no question—we are living in unprecedented times—a time, as the Bible says, where sin has become exceedingly sinful. We are literally in that time right now. If you look at the state of our world and the condition of our world, it can feel overwhelming, confusing and unsettling. There is no such thing as job security anymore. The cost of living has increased, where people are having to make decisions between putting gas in the car or food on their table. We are surrounded by so much bad news and so much bad press.
And now, more than ever before, it is crucial to hear and understand the heart of the Father. We need to recognize that communicating with God is relying on Him to give us the wisdom and direction and the resources that we need. He has everything that we need in His hand. But we have to have faith in God, knowing that when we go before Him and ask Him for wisdom and direction that we have to know thatHe is willing and able to give us what we need. God requires unwavering faith. When you refuse to stand in faith, you will be moved by everything you hear and everything you see. Your flesh will respond to the bad news. Your flesh will respond to the condition of your environment. This is why you need to pray in faith—because faith is like a rock. A rock is not moved by the wind and the waves. The rock is a solid foundation. No matter how windy it may get or how boisterous the winds of the seas may get, that rock is a firm foundation that will not be moved. That is your faith. You have to have that type of faith in God and know that when you go before Him, regardless of the situation you find yourself in—if you go beforeGod and ask for wisdom and direction to help you overcome the issues you are facing, He is able and just to do exceedingly above more than you can ask or think.
So today I want to encourage you to take some time to reread the Scripture and pray to God. What ever you are facing or whatever you are going through, ask God to give you wisdom and direction and He will give you what you are asking for, in Jesus name. Amen.