We are continuing a series of messages entitled Born To Know. These messages are meant to deeply encourage you concerning God’s desire to bring the light of knowing into every area of your life and to explain how you can access and appropriate this light of knowing. This is your birthright and blessing as a primary part of your inheritance in Christ (Col. 1:3-14).
This week we are again focusing on the liberating truth that we were born for divine wisdom. As we have explained, the word wisdom in Greek is sophia, which has to do with clear insights, intelligence and skill in executing actions, plans and strategies based upon revealed knowledge.
In order to access the fullness of divine wisdom, we need divine structures, divine strategies and divine steps that function and flow from the divine relationships and revelation that we need to discern God’s will clearly and engage it effectively.
Born For Divine Structures (Relationships). The divine structures we are talking about are not bricks and mortar but rather brothers and sisters, sons and daughters and fathers and mothers in the Lord – what Paul referred to as the saints in the light (Col. 1:12). It is the divine structures of God-ordained relationships that are intended to give us the covering and connectedness we need to help us fully know what God wants us to do and how He wants us to do it. It is about the proper alignment we talk about so often—knowing who is over you in leadership, next to you in partnership and under you in stewardship. God’s divine structures are primarily about people prophetically partnered with other people. Plans, procedures and protocols play an important role in wisely proceeding in God’s purposes. But it is being rightly related to the people God gives us that is of utmost importance in fulfilling God’s will for us in the warmth of relationships and the wisdom of revelation.
Born For Divine Strategies (Revelation). As we reach up to God for and with divine wisdom and reach in to one another for and with divine wisdom, divine strategies begin to emerge. The heavenly wisdom we need is available to each one of us as we rightly relate to the triune God and rightly relate to God’s people. Think of it: every piece of the prophetic puzzle is available to us as we humbly yield to God’s divine resource of revelation being released directly to us and indirectly through the people He gives us (James 3:13-18). This must be how we plan and proceed—through prayer and prophetic counsel that reveal various tactics that are woven together into a divine and dynamic strategy. This is how to secure true success. This is our birthright—we were born in Christ Jesus to know.
Born For Divine Steps (Revelation). The divine strategy we receive is revelation in more of a macroform. But we also need the moment-by-moment, step-by-step, day-by-day revelation that is more of a microform. This has to do with the Holy Spirit’s divine direction in every step we take toward the fulfillment of the plans the Father and the Son have for us. Proverbs 2:6-9 tells us that it is God’s purpose to fill us with divine wisdom for every step on the path He has called us to walk. God doesn’t offer an occasional knowing on how to skillfully navigate our prophetic progress, but an ongoing knowing that produces a strong and steady stepping into a fruitful future. But keep in mind that we are to be traveling in step with the Spirit and in step with one another.
Remember: Divine structures, divine strategies and divine steps of and for divine wisdom are necessary for successfully executing God’s will for our lives. As we reach up to God for and with divine wisdom and reach in to one another for and with divine wisdom, we will have the relationships and revelation we need to proceed and prosper.