"The heart of the discerning acquires knowledge; the ears of the wise seek it out." Proverbs 18:15
This complements a passage from Daniel that I memorized as part of Beth Moore's Daniel study - effectively God "gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to the discerning."
Wisdom is God's not ours. It is so easy to get an inflated ego thinking how smart and wise we are. Increasingly I am blessed as I consult with God throughout the day. That's how it feels as I pray before meetings. Or during meetings. I can take a moment to say "God, what is Your will here?" in a few seconds of apparent contemplation. The more I do this, the more I feel touched by the Spirit, guided in my responses.
It's an interesting paradox. The more I seek God's guidance, the better the decisions I'm making, the wiser I feel/seem, the more likely I am to stray from God's presence, the less likely to seek His guidance. Ironic? Maybe. It's the nature of our relationship. God wants us to seek Him constantly and continuously, yet we are "wired" to wander away.
I give you thanks and praise, Almighty God. You have given me wisdom and insight. Your Spirit guides me and leads me down paths of righteousness for your name's sake. Help me to remain obedient to Your will.