Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Jesus is our Wisdom

Picture of our son Lucas,who was the baby in the story following...... He now has a wonderful wife and sweet little son of his own.

Here he is with his wife Anna and their son Kaiden, God is so good!

  Do You Know Someone Who Knows More Than You Do?

    "He doesn't have enough strength to make it on his own. I think we need to put him on a drug to paralyze him and put him on a ventilator to breathe for him." The Doctor paused briefly and went on," That way the machine can do the work for him. He also needs a blood transfusion because he has Sepsis, which means his blood has been poisoned. It happens when the body has an overwhelming immune response to a bacterial infection."

    The Doctors words swirled around and crashed into the walls of my already overstressed emotionally fatigued brain. I felt so absolutely helpless.
    Through my fog I heard my husband ask him. "If this were your child, is this what you would do for him?"
         The Doctor said, "Yes, That's what I would do."

     We will always be grateful to this Doctor, dedicated to saving children's lives. This same Doctor sat up all night that night watching over another child in that same Life Support unit. We were very impressed with that Doctor. 

    He was our wisdom.......we were in way beyond our understanding. Our sweet baby was so sick. He had been diagnosed with Spinal Meningitis and just 36 hours into antibiotic treatment he began to have seizures.The Doctors loaded him with as much anti seizure meds that they could without killing him. Then transferred us to another Dr. in another hospital. He became our wisdom for us because he knew what to do.

        ....Of God are ye in Christ Jesus, who is made unto us wisdom from God.........

     Jesus is our wisdom. I had a hard time wrapping my mind around the meaning of that until I was reminded of the Doctor and our son's illness.

   Jesus is so many things to us. He purchased and secured our salvation. He is also the revealer of all that God has prepared for those that love him.

  As with all of Andrew Murray's writings, Once again this strong message comes through. Christ is our wisdom..... Abide in him.... Just as the Doctor knew exactly what our son needed. Jesus knows exactly what we need. What would have happened to our child if we wouldn't have stayed there and allowed the Doctor to treat him? The message is clear. We must abide in Christ.

   Ye are in him and he is in you. and in him is wisdom. Stick with him! In him you live in the very fountain of light. When you abide in him you have Christ the wisdom of God leading your whole spiritual life and able to give you all the knowledge that you need.The only way to get the answers we are looking for is by a deeper, closer abiding in Christ.

   If you long for wisdom and a spiritual understanding so that you can know God better. Abide in Jesus. Your life in him will lead you to that fellowship with God where the only true knowledge of God is to be had. His love, his power, his infinite glory will be revealed to you as you abide in him.

   You may not be able to explain it in words or totally grasp it in understanding, but the knowledge that is deeper than thought and word will be given you.The knowing of God that comes from being known of him. It is only when God shines into the heart and Jesus lives there that the knowledge of God in the face of Jesus Christ can be seen. (2 Cor 4:6)

  There are a thousand questions that come up and to try to answer them becomes a huge burden. It is because we have forgotten that we are in Christ, whom God has made to be our wisdom. Let it be our first concern to abide in him with all our heart. When our hearts and lives are rooted in Christ, God will give us the knowledge that  he in his wisdom sees we are in need of.

  Without abiding in Christ, knowledge isn't profitable and can often be hurtful. The soul satisfies  itself with thoughts that are only images of the truth, without receiving the truth itself in power.

  God's way is to first give us life and power even though it is only a seed. Men seek knowledge first and do not go beyond that . God gives us Christ, and in him are all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.

  Let us be content to posses Christ, to stay with him, to make him our life. Only in seeking him do we find the knowledge we desire. Such knowledge is LIFE! to us.

   Trust your spiritual life to him. He is your wisdom. He knows what you need. He is able to communicate to you what will help or hinder your spiritual life. He knows! ALL is abundantly clear to him. He will communicate to you exactly what you need to know and what you are able to handle. Trust him!

  Never think that the treasures in Jesus are without a key or your way as a path with no light. Jesus, your wisdom is guiding you in the right way even when you don't see it.

  When you read the Bible, remember this same truth. Abide in Jesus, your wisdom. Study much to know the written word. But study more to know the living word, in whom you are in God.

   Jesus, the wisdom of God is only known by a life of absolute confidence and obedience.He speaks words of wisdom and life to those who live in him. So whenever you hear, read or meditate on his word be careful to take up your position. Understand first your oneness with him who is the wisdom of God. Know yourself to be under his direct training. Go to his word abiding in him. In his light, you will see light.

  In your daily life, abide in Jesus as your wisdom. Your body and daily life share in the great salvation. In Christ the wisdom of God. He is providing for your everyday guidance. Your body is his temple. Your daily life the avenue for glorifying him. He is deeply interested that your earthly affairs are guided right.

  Trust in his sympathy. Believe his love and wait for his direction- it will be given. Your mind will be calmed, your judgement cleared and strengthened. The light of heaven will shine on earthly things and your prayers for wisdom will be fulfilled beyond what you can ask or think.

 The story is mine, some of the instruction is adapted from Andrew Murray's book, ABIDE IN CHRIST. I love the things I have learned from Andrew Murray, But some of it is hard to read. This is my effort of breaking it down and hopefully making it easy to read and understand in our world today. God bless you!