Lately I’ve come to think about and acknowledge the importance of knowledge and how knowledge is really the key to obtaining not only the life that you want but also the future that you want. We have perhaps heard it said that knowledge is power and that’s true. The difference between an experienced professional and an inexperienced one is their level of knowledge. Someone with experience has spent time to understand their industry and understand how to work best, and it’s that experience that’s honoured and valued.
In this same way, it’s crucial and deeply important that we listen and acquire knowledge. It’s what you know that you can apply and use to change your life. This is evidently shown throughout Proverbs. In fact, the book highlights the importance of wisdom and waking up to the reality that knowledge and wisdom are required. They’re not variables, they’re paramount and key to a successful life.
The beginning of wisdom is this: Get wisdom.
Though it cost all you have, get understanding.
Proverbs 4:7 (NIV)
The whole of Proverbs 8 shows the importance and use of wisdom. Verse 21 says, that wisdom causes those who love it to inherit wealth, that their treasuries may be filled (NKJV). It’s this knowledge that God has been downloading in me. To be honest, if I could share everything that God has done for me in the past month it would amaze you. There are miracles that God has given me that make it obvious that this is not the work of man but God. He’s teaching me the keys of dominion and he’s doing it through the keys of knowledge; through what he has given me the privilege to hear and learn. And I’m seeing the effects of these things in my life and as such I feel led to share what I’ve learnt and have been learning.
I’ve learnt that a lot of times we say that we’re waiting for God but it’s come to my knowledge that actually, God is waiting for me. He wants to work in partnership with me not in dictatorship. Accordingly, here’s a sermon which has changed my mindset in the past few days. Share yours?
Hold on to instruction, do not let it go; guard it well,
for it is your life.
Proverbs 4:13 (NIV)