The Wisdom of this Earth

James’ words cut through my heart this morning. Where does my wisdom come from? I think it wise to renovate and buy new things and try this weight loss method? Why? Because perhaps I’m jealous of her new kitchen or their beautiful floors. Perhaps I want to do those things so that I can prove I am just as good, that we are just as deserving as they, that I am as beautiful as her? Is this why? Because if that’s why I am doing these things then my ‘wisdom’ is straight from the pit. It is nothing but selfish ambition and jealousy. James says that this is demonic and leads to all kinds of evil.

God’s wisdom is not that. It is gentle and pure, it seeks mercy and the needs of others. It promotes peace and harvests righteousness.

The wisdom of man says to chase after power, security and fame and all you’ve ever wanted.

God’s wisdom says chase after the dream that I have for you…you becoming all that I have planned for you to be.

This week a new little book hit the shelves and it just might help you find that path to Godly wisdom and the plans God has for you. You can find it at your favorite bookseller and it looks a lot like this:

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It goes really well with her other book:

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As a part of the God-sized Dream Team we worked through this book together and it helps to tap into God’s wisdom for you. Won’t you step out of the boat today? Let go of the wisdom of this earth which will do you no good and grab hold of God’s plan for you…


About Lani

With six kids, a farm, a ministry and dreams poking out in every direction I need plenty of grace to keep all the balls in the air. The sweet thing is that when I drop them, that crazy grace of God is there telling me I'm still okay...and you are, too...welcome to this place of grace.


2 Responses to The Wisdom of this Earth

  1. Donna September 19, 2013 at 2:54 pm #

    So true! Our wisdom IS gentle because He is so gentle. When my wisdom rears it’s ugly head it is very often harsh and unkind. This week {okay maybe MONTH!} has been full of God’s gentle side towards me. He is soft, but not weak; He is firm, but not unkind. He is so good :). Thanks for the reminder.
    I have heard wonderful things about Holley’s book :).
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  2. Lani October 1, 2013 at 8:03 pm #

    The more I read Holley’s book, the more I recommend it! Such a good travelling companion on the dreamy journey!
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