Wisdom from Above

But the wisdom from above is first of all pure. It is also peace loving, gentle at all times, and willing to yield to others. It is full of mercy and the fruit of good deeds. It shows no favoritism and is always sincere. – (James 3:17, NLT)

But the wisdom that comes from God is like this: First, it is pure. It is also peaceful, gentle, and easy to please. This wisdom is always ready to help people who have trouble and to do good for others. This wisdom is always fair and honest. – (James 3:17, ERV)

But the wisdom from above is always pure, filled with peace, considerate and teachable. It is filled with love and never displays prejudice or hypocrisy in any form. – (James 3:17, TPT)


If ever there was a season where Godly wisdom was needed, we are living in it right now. Yes, it is always needed, but it seems particularly important these days, as so many decisions that impact both the lives and the livelihood of our nation, are seemingly held in the hands of relatively few, that do not appear to be led by Godly wisdom. So, what can we do? Our charge is to seek the Lord so that we may walk in His wisdom. In every decision, we must seek to do what is pure, what is peace loving, what is gentle, that which is willing to yield to others, be full of mercy, sincere, and not show favoritism in our love. God loves the saints and the sinners equally. He showed mercy to those who sought Him, no matter where they had come from or what they had done. We need His wisdom to love purely, without prejudice (prejudgment) towards all with whom we interact. It takes little to observe Godly wisdom in action. Who are the ones who are kind to the essential workers, greeting them with care and thanking them for all that they do? There are so many unknown variables that are causing fear, it takes little effort to do the small things to lessen the burden for others – whether it is by wearing a mask in public indoor spaces, being extra aware of proximity to others, reaching out and checking in on those who live along – there are countless ways that we can exercise Godly wisdom, as we seek to learn and grow in His love and grace. We cannot control what is going on, but we can control how we respond to it. May we ever pursue Godly wisdom, so that we may love purely, be filled with peace, be considerate and teachable, full of love, and do away with prejudice and hypocrisy in any form. Let love lead us in all that we say and do, so that our very lives give glory to You.


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What I seek to find;

It’s pure, peace-loving,

Considerate, kind.

Gentle and willing,

With a helping hand;

Fending off judgment,

Love’s beautiful plan.

Full of God’s mercy,

Overflowing grace;

Blessings to pour out,

Accepting embrace.


Dear Heavenly Father, thank You that Your wisdom all-knowing, perfect and full of mercy and grace. Thank You that You love us all the same; for we are each Your created. Forgive us for the times that we have not acted or responded with love, grace, mercy, kindness, peace, or have lacked consideration or willingness to listen and learn. Forgive our prejudices and hypocrisy in any form. Teach us to seek You for Your wisdom, so that we may live and love according to Your perfect plan. Show us how to love those around us best. Lead us with Your wisdom, so that love is evident in all that we say and do. May many come into a lasting relationship with You. Be glorified O God, as we seek to walk in Your wisdom, all of the days of our lives. Amen.


© Shannon Elizabeth Grabrick and Revelations in Writing, May 2011 – present


To God belong wisdom and power; counsel and understanding are His. – Job 12:13

Faith Flips the Impossible

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“Jesus replied, ‘What is impossible with men is possible with God.” – Luke 18:27

What we cannot see through the haze of our human hearts, is completely clear to Christ.  He who created everything, is more than able to accomplish what is seemingly impossible through the eyes of each of us on earth.

When faith is our focus, rather than merely accepting the obstacles beheld before us as barriers, we make way for the Almighty to move.

“And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to Him must believe that He exists and that He rewards those who earnestly seek Him.” – Hebrews 11:6

Faith is formed as we find out the facts about our Heavenly Father, and receive the grace that God extends to each of us as we earnestly seek Him and enter into an eternal relationship with our Redeemer.

When we seek, we find.  As we find, faith is formed.  By faith, we are able to appear before our amazing God, covered and called clean through the cross of Christ, and witness the impossible being made possible, by God alone.

“Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.” – Mark 11:24




Faith fulfilled.

Dear Heavenly Father, thank You that the seemingly impossible is made possible in You.  Thank You that faith is not something we manage to muster, rather it is something that builds and grows as we seek You, find You, and allow Your Spirit dwelling in us to direct our steps.  Grow our faith Father, as we seek You with our whole hearts.  Teach us to trust not in ourselves, but in You alone, who equips us for all that You ask.  Lead us by Your love, and may we each begin to see the possible through Your perception, rather than our own.  May mountains be moved as we magnify Your majesty.  Amen.

© Shannon Elizabeth Moreno and Revelations in Writing, May 2011 – present

We Must Seek to Find

“And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to Him must believe that He exists and that He rewards those who earnestly seek Him.” – Hebrews 11:6

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We cannot please God if we do not believe both that He exists, and that He cares for us enough to respond to us as we seek Him.

Mighty He makes the men and women of faith who seek Him whole-heartedly.  He does immeasurably more than we could ever imagine when we trust Him with our everything.  Mountains are moved, hearts are healed and hope is restored, when we come to rely on our Redeemer.  Our greatest reward and a foundation of our faith, is the promised glory of joining Him in His eternal presence in the place He has prepared for all who believe.

Faith is found and further formed through the seeking and stepping beyond what is seen, and allowing our hearts to hold hope in the promise and the presence that we cannot see with our eyes, but can confirm through the perpetual presence of His Spirit in us.  We are granted the gift of hearing His still small voice, and seeing through the lens of the Lord.  We gain insight where we do not understand, and wisdom where things were previously unknown.  All are found through faith in our Heavenly Father, as we seek Him with our whole heart.

Dear Heavenly Father, thank You that as we seek You, we find You, and that our faith is further formed as we learn to trust You more.  Forgive us for our faltering faith, and further solidify our foundation in You, our forever faithful Father.  Teach us to earnestly seek You each day, and to hold tightly to the hope You hand our hearts as we trust You more.  May our faith be pleasing to You, and our seeking, sound in surrender, to Your good and perfect will.  Let our lives tell the story of Your faithfulness forever.  Amen.

© Shannon Elizabeth Moreno and Revelations in Writing, May 2011 – present