Elizabeth & Jim George

Bestselling authors dedicated to helping
people live a life after God’s own heart.
They've written over 70 books with more
than 10 million copies sold. For over 30 years,
they've helped countless men and women:

  • Simplify life focusing on God’s priorities.
  • Appreciate God’s truth and apply it
    to daily situations.
  • Powerfully shape the hearts of
    children and teens.

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A Young Man’s Guide to Making Right Choices: Your Life God’s Way

 

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Pray for Wisdom

One of my passions is the small-but-powerful book of Proverbs. That’s because Proverbs is considered to be “the wisdom book” of the Bible. And I don’t know about you, but I’ve already made enough mistakes to last a lifetime. Frankly, I would like to make as few as possible between now and my last days on this earth. So I can use all the wisdom I can get!

Proverbs 1 reminds us that you and I can…

…attain wisdom and discipline,
…understand words of insight,
…acquire a disciplined and prudent life,
…learn what is right and just and fair,
…gain prudence, and
…increase in knowledge and discretion.

How can this be? Because all of these elements of wisdom are available from the book of Proverbs and from the whole of God’s Word. We can also gain wisdom from wise people, teachers, and counselors, and from experience. Please take advantage of all of these means for increasing in wisdom.

Do you want a surefire, wide-open, readily accessible avenue for getting wisdom? All you have to do is ask God for wisdom through prayer. It’s as simple and straightforward as that.

If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him (James 1:5).

From Jim’s Heart—A Heart That Praises

What usually comes to mind when you think about David? If you’re like me, you tend to think about David’s “macho” achievements. He fought a lion and a bear. He felled a giant. He was a mighty man of war, conquering many foes. He was feared by his enemies. He was one of the greatest kings of the ancient world. There’s no doubt David was a man’s man, a leader’s leader, and a warrior’s warrior.

And yet David was a man with a tender heart toward God. He was a man who was constantly praising his God. He even characterized himself as “Israel’s singer of songs,” saying “[God’s] word was on my tongue.” David was one whom “the Spirit of the Lord spoke through” (2 Samuel 23:1-2).

David may not have always done things right, but God was never far from his thoughts…

I will give thanks to the Lord… and will sing praise to the name of the Lord Most High (Psalm 7:17).

Sing to the Lord, you saints of his; praise his holy name (Psalm 30:4).

Sing joyfully to the Lord, you righteous; it is fitting for the upright to praise him (Psalm 33:1).

I will extol the Lord at all times; his praise will always be on my lips (Psalm 34:1).

David sets a good example for us; doesn’t he? He shows us that a man or woman after God’s own heart is a person who is not afraid to verbalize love for God. David’s heart uttered praise upon praise throughout his day.

You too, as a person who loves God, should not hesitate to praise God. Whether while working at your job, driving out on the freeway, getting some exercise, or relaxing at home with your family, you can offer up praise to God in your heart and with your lips (Hebrews 13:15).