Guiding Light


Sometimes I wish things could be more simple. Clear cut. Yes-or-no answers, you know? There are so many issues, questions, and ideas that I wish were simple, but they're not. So many times I'm looking for "black and white" answers, but every possible answer is a shade of gray. That's especially true when we're trying to decide between what's right and what's wrong. 

If there's not a clear answer about what God would have us do in a certain situation, then what do we do? Who do we turn to? How do we know what's right, or at least best? Well, God has given us a few tools to help us develop and practice wisdom, including the gift of God's Spirit, who helps us understand what God wants from us and convicts us when we're getting it wrong. The truth is, figuring out how to honor God is sometimes complicated, but when things are confusing and not-so-simple, we've got help, because the Holy Spirit gives us wisdom.

How can we discover the wisdom the Holy Spirit promises?