We are wisest when we’re getting our wisdom from God. However, most of the time I choose to foolishly trust in my own wisdom. Why is it so hard for me to ask God for help instead of working my brain until it hurts and my body until it collapses? Sometimes it’s because I’m doing the wrong thing, that is, pursuing the wrong goals—and I know God is NOT in it so I can’t ask Him for help. Most times, it’s just because I forget to ask–I’m not in the habit of asking God to help me with things that aren’t typical “prayer requests.” That’s silly though, because, for instance, if work is where I spend most of my time, than that’s where I need Him most frequently—right?!? I need help learning to ask for God’s help!!! I need to frequently remind myself of how wise and powerful He is and how my strength and wisdom is like a teaspoon of saltwater in His vast ocean. I need to BELIEVE in Him so that my belief increases my interaction with Him. It is quite amazing to think that when our heart is pure, it places us close enough to God to engage the wisdom and strength of The One Who created the world! If I had the most brilliant lawyer in Missouri working in my office, I’d be asking for his help ALL the time. When my heart is close to God, I have Someone exponentially more brilliant—and He even goes home with me at night! When we allow God to make our heart pure and to seek His will, he “stores up sound wisdom for us;” He is our “shield;”and He is “guarding the paths of justice and watching over [our] ways!” The Book of Proverbs says: “For the Lord gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding; he stores up sound wisdom for the upright; he is a shield to those who walk in integrity, guarding the paths of justice and watching over the way of his saints. Then you will understand righteousness and justice and equity, every good path; for wisdom will come into your heart, and knowledge will be pleasant to your soul.”(Proverbs 2:6-10) God promises to help us understand “righteousness, justice, equity” and allow wisdom to enter our heart and bring pleasantness to our soul! The more we know God, the more we know–and the more we are satisfied!