1. Meditate on the availability of God’s understanding. Allow Scripture to stir up a desire to lean on your heavenly Father for truth and wisdom.
“My son, if you receive my words and treasure up my commandments with you, making your ear attentive to wisdom and inclining your heart to understanding; yes, if you call out for insight and raise your voice for understanding, if you seek it like silver and search for it as for hidden treasures, then you will understand the fear of the Lord and find the knowledge of God.” Proverbs 2:1-5
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths. Be not wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord, and turn away from evil. It will be healing to your flesh and refreshment to your bones.” Proverbs 3:5-8
2. In what ways do you lean on yourself or something of the world for understanding and truth? What do you look to for your perspectives and source of value?
3. Take time to lean on God for his understanding. Search out Scripture and the Spirit for wisdom and understanding concerning yourself, your life, and others. Ask him to help you be one who seeks understanding from him in every area. Take time to rest in his presence and discover the wealth of his affections for you.
“The unfolding of your words gives light; it imparts understanding to the simple.” Psalm 119:130
“Let not the wise man boast in his wisdom, let not the mighty man boast in his might, let not the rich man boast in his riches, but let him who boasts boast in this, that he understands and knows me, that I am the Lord who practices steadfast love, justice, and righteousness in the earth. For in these things I delight, declares the Lord.” Jeremiah 9:23-24
“The purpose in a man’s heart is like deep water, but a man of understanding will draw it out.” Proverbs 20:5