Girl, you need understanding!

“Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom. And in all your getting, get understanding” Proverbs 4:7, NKJV.

“Discretion will preserve you; understanding will keep you” Proverbs 2:11, NKJV.

“Good understanding wins favor, but the way of the transgressor is hard [like the barren, dry soil or the impassable swamp]” Proverbs 13:15, Amplified.

I’ve done some foolish things in my life. One time, to celebrate our one year anniversary, my husband and I took all of our savings and paid to stay at an island resort that cost 1,000 US dollars per night. We were so broke while at the resort that we didn’t have enough money to eat. We couldn’t enjoy any of the amenities. All we could do was observe the view…of other people enjoying themselves. I can’t count how many foolish decisions I’ve made. So when God took someone like me and made me wise, it was a miracle!

The Bible says, God’s Word makes wise the simple. He gives understanding and common sense to those who have none so we can live the life He destined for us to live. When we find ourselves making one foolish decision after another, this is when we say to ourselves, “Girl, you need understanding!”

Understanding can be found in three distinct places: In God’s Word, in our personal life experiences and in the experiences of others.

I challenge you today: “Open your Bible to Psalms 19:7 and say this out loud: Father, I thank you for your Word. Your Word is able to make me wise. Your Word is able to convert my soul and transform my life. Your Word enlightens my darkness and helps me to see things right. You said understanding will keep me, and Lord, I want to be kept. I want to be wise. I ask that you give me wisdom, knowledge and understanding. In Jesus’ name, Amen.”

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18 thoughts on “Girl, you need understanding!”

  1. I too have made monumentous foolish careless and just plain stupid decisions. For many years of my life, I’d repeat the same unwise behavior. But then I didn’t know the word of God! I didn’t have a personal relationship with my Father. When we came together in love and I realized I was his righteousness in Christ… I learned how to pray, I began studying his word and I learned how to ask for his wisdom. I’m a long way from that old person now, and still growing in grace, understanding and wisdom. Thank you for this devotional!!

  2. Oh God and the name of Jesus please give me wisdom and the name of Jesus and knowledge and understand your truth and my life walk with me give me the right understanding and wisdom and my LIFE and the name of Jesus Amen

  3. Praise Report: Thank you God for listening to my Sisters who have been praying for my family and I. My husband was released yesterday from a 16 day hospital stay. On the eviction the Judge called and said he dismissed the case and we need to file in district court to basically get to removed from our home, so buys us time. Then I got a call from a reality company that I had been inquiring with. They have meetings and my name and situation kept coming up and they want to do a contract to help us and help us sell our rental. So God has been working hard for us. There is still lots of work to be done up ahead but we are seeing how He is bringing peace and happiness back into our lives. He will be glorified every step of the way. Thank you Ladies, please continue to pray for us.🌼

    1. Jennifer thank You for sharing your Testamonie I’m happy for You and your family Hallelujah thank YOU our LORD JESUS. Hallelujah Hallelujah Hallelujah 😇🙏💖

    2. Peace & Blessings Sister Jennifer💖!!!
      Won’t He Do It?!!!!🙌🙌
      The Power Of Prayer🙏🙏
      Praise Report requires Praise 💃 💃 Dance!!!!

  4. I So needed this Thank YOU FATHER GOD for YOUR Wisdom Understanding and Knowledge In JESUS Mighty Glorious Name AMEN and Amen 😇🙏💖Thank You Keisha DOTK Ministrie Glory to GOD Hallelujah Hallelujah Hallelujah LOVE And GOD BLESS You and all our DOTK Sisters, ALOHA Sister Chrissy Honolulu Hawaii

  5. I need prayers for making wise decisions for me and my husband. He loves to gamble and I have found myself gambling with him. God has put on my heart to be an example to my husband. When I say I ” I don’t think we should go to the casino” he gets upset and says well I’ll just fire up my smoker and drink beer. Which he had a big problem with before we married. I have recently opened a salon and he’s been paying all the bills. Please pray for us. We have a wonderful marriage and he’s a wonderful man, I love him very much. I need understanding and financial blessings or I’ll lose my salon. Thank you

  6. Lord you are good, and your ways are always right. Please help me to make decisions from your word and your heart. Bless all my sister’s I pray. I love you Lord 💜

  7. Praise the Lord for Jennifer and how your hands are forever in her situation and praise God for Lori that you are stretching her to a new place in you,bless her to keep her salon and let it prosper,and thank you Father for imparting wisdom , knowledge and understanding and on me in all things by faith I believe it and receive it right now,now!!!!!!!In Jesus Name I Pray!(Keep my mind ,my focus stayed on you and keep me in PERFECT PEACE)In Jesus name!!!!!!

  8. Amen..Amen..Amen!!!!
    Lord, I want to CONTINUE to be kept by You!!! Lord, please give me Wisdom, Knowledge & Understanding in ALL things I do! I will continue to check in with You before making ANY decisions..I know You will always steer me in the right direction & keep my feet on solid ground.
    Lord, Please Continue To Bless & Shine Your Light Of Love Upon Your Obedient Servant Sister Kesha, Her Awesome Team, This Amazing Ministry & My DOTK Sisters/Family💖!!
    Be Blessed, Stay Humble & Encouraged!!!
    Love Always, Your DOTK Sister In Christ, Wendy💕

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