So we have continued praying for you ever since we first heard about you. We ask God to give you a complete understanding of what he wants to do in your lives, and we ask him to make you wise with spiritual wisdom. (NLT)
It is the beginning of a new year. Many of us take this day to plan for the next twelve months, to set goals and make resolutions as to what we are changing in our lives to be a better person and be able to reach those goals. We take the time to consider what we are doing that is lined up with God’s principles as well as what will propel us towards our own aspirations.
We make changing us a priority and set out to do it in the best way we know how. As usual, we lean to our own understanding instead of looking to Him. From a worldly perspective this is a good thing. However, from His perspective, we have it all backwards.
As the scripture points out to us, the key is not what we want to do in our lives. No, the key is what God wants to do in our lives. We should be dead to our own self interests and alive in Christ. We need to pray for a complete understanding of what He wants to do in our life. We need to ask Him to make us wise with spiritual wisdom.