Seeking Godly Wisdom

December 12, 2022 by  
Filed under Daily Devotions

By Judy Davis –

When I complete a devotional, article or book, the first thing I do is take a look at it. Not just a quick look, but one that is long, concentrated and thorough. First, I look at the words as a whole and then I turn my attention to the details. Although I realize I am the author who created it, I need to look through the eyes of the reader. In other words, before I sign my name, I must be sure I am satisfied with it. If not, I need to make changes.

I’m in the final stages of completing my new book Happy New You Reading the Bible Through, a daily devotional. The idea to write this book came one morning as I was seeking Godly wisdom. May it encourage and inspire readers to read the Bible through each year and become all God desires for their lives. I did not take this lightly before writing as I have read the Bible through each year for over 20 years. My life has never been the same. I recently received the cover from the publisher to look at and make revisions if needed. I’ll be checking each page for any error before the book is published.

I do the same thing with my life. I go over what I’ve done, how I responded, and what I did that was creative as well as the things I didn’t handle as well as I should. The most important thing is to put God first each day; reflecting on changes we can make that will please Him. Pray and wait on His direction and He will lead us in the way we should go.

With the New Year here, it’s time to pause and take a long look at life. What did we accomplish last year? What will we accomplish this year?

“There are two kinds of people: those who say to God, ‘Thy will be done,’ and those to whom God says, ‘All right, then–have it your way.’” C. S. Lewis

PRAYER: Precious Lord, as we come into your presence may we turn our hearts towards you. Keep us by your power and guide us into 2014 full of your light, your love, and your spirit.

“Now all has been heard; here is the conclusion of the matter: Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the duty of all mankind” (Ecclesiastes 12:13 NIV).

About Judy Davis

Judy Davis has been writing for publications since 1985, and is the author of nine books including Moments of Reflection and Inspirational thoughts for writers. She and her husband, Colin have been married for 45 years. They are retired and love to travel. You can find out more at
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