Thursday, September 15, 2016

young hearts and old heads

Lewis tells us about being wise as serpents today in A Year with C.S. Lewis.

He acknowledges that all of our brains are not created equal. Some of us are extremely intelligent, and should use that for the good of the kingdom. Some of us are not quite so bright, but what smarts we DO have we should also use to make "His kingdom come, His will be done on Earth as it is in heaven."

Fortunately, He's kept our instructions pretty simple, so even those of us who are a little more challenged in the mental department can follow them. Love people. You don't even have to figure out which ones. We're supposed to love everybody. Are they my family? Love them. Friends? Love them. Enemies? Yep, still love them.

And when we need help, all we have to do is ask. He even said "If anyone lacks wisdom, let him ask. And God will generously give it to him, without finding any fault." That's a promise you can count on. Anytime you need wisdom, just ask. He'll give it to you.

That wisdom will prompt you to ask for more wisdom. And He'll give you that, too. Even those of us who aren't the sharpest knives in the drawer can benefit from the wisdom that He gives us without partiality. He will give you the desire to do the thing you need to do. Just ask. You'll be surprised what He'll do when you ask.

Thank You, God, for giving wisdom even to the simplest of us.