Training Their Hearts – part 3 – Childhood Wisdom
An excellent and very cute article on wisdom and children…
…Her youthful eyes searched mine as she asked, “Where do you get wisdom?”
Isn’t this the very question every parent wants their child to ask? Isn’t this what every parent hopes all their children will seek and then find? “Wisdom is a gift from God, Gracie. The Bible says that all you have to do is ask, and God will give it to you. It is a free gift.”
Gracie’s smile was infectious. “A GIFT!” She wanted to ask God for wisdom right then. We closed our eyes to pray. Her prayer that night was not just the generic, “Lord, help me sleep good.” My little girl prayed, “Lord, please, please, please, give me wisdom and understanding. Amen.”…
Read it all here.
Think about wisdom in a child. It’s a gift! Yes, we must train their hearts to recieve it – never ask for wisdom if you aren’t prepared for God to give it to you. He doesn’t poof with a magic wand but leads and trains us instead, and sometimes it’s not fun (that whole heart training thing). In the midst of heart training though, wisdom can make an appearence – even in the very young, like Gracie above, simply because she had the heart to desire it.
If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all
without reproach, and it will be given him. But let him ask in faith, with no
doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea that is driven and
tossed by the wind. James 1:5-6
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