Good morning and welcome this is pastor lucy painter with your daily insights. Yesterday we say that we will be talking a lot about launching into the deep because it's going to be our theme for the new year. We'll be looking at different aspects and application of this statement in our lives so that we can see where and how we need to launch deeper. So today we are going to talk about matters of wisdom and knowledge. Our reading is from Proverbs 20 verse five which says counsel in the heart of man is like deep waters, but a man of understanding will draw it out. The truth is the council of those with great understanding is not easy to come by. You know, most of those people who are very silent, most potential mentors those with the greatest potential to influence your life do not usually give unsolicited advice and help.
I am, I am a witness to those people that I have met in my life that have potential to mentor me or are experts in their field. You may mistake them to not know anything because they're just silent. But a designing heart, a heart with an even greater determination and penetration can draw this wisdom out of them, you know, like a deep well that requires an extra stretch and resilience to draw water from. So is the mind of a man or woman of great knowledge in any field because sometimes even what exists in great evidence requires great knowledge and prudence to benefit from it.
So wisdom knowledge and even expertise that have been acquired over the years is not just dished out easily. You need prudence. You need patience. You need determination to to receive it. You see, we have great men and women in our media list. I don't want to post there and ask you a question. Who are in your circles, Open your eyes and see who are these people that the Lord has put in your path? People with knowledge with information and wisdom that can turn our lives around people that have an advantage. A chance that some people don't have. Look around, open your eyes. Who are the people in your circles in your path?
Who are the people that you have access to? And what do they have? And then ask yourself this question. But then what do we do with it? You have access to these people Then what do we do with it? Do we get something beyond the casual standard talk with them? Do we exploit to the maximum the opportunity that God has put before us in the form of such influences. Have you ever wanted more than the paycheck? From your boss? Have you ever wanted to get more from your pastor? No, from your bishop than the sandy teachings. You know, we are talking about launching into the deep this year, scratching more than the service. We are talking about settling. Not settling for the shallow waters. This is reaching beyond and below the service of the well where all manner of pollutants flowed.
You know, you may tell me pastor lucy, you don't know who you're talking about. You know they are just like this and this. You look at their personality. We are talking about going beyond what you can see on the service, scratching, scratching, you know, beyond the service and going below where all manner of politicians are. Don't tell me they have anger issues. Don't tell me you think they're too proud. That's why they don't share their wisdom. Don't tell me you think they think they know it all go beyond all those manner of politicians on the service. We are talking about launching our drawing back it into the deep because the season for us to seek the hidden reserve ear's of knowledge, the hidden reserves of wisdom and grace is that the Lord has made available to us that season is ready.
And I pray that we may have the wisdom that knows more than just how to get wisdom. The wisdom that knows how to use wisdom. The wisdom to pump up the salutatorian warders from the Deep May. The Lord give us the grace to identify the deep steel waters and to cultivate communication so that we may draw from this pure and disturbed sources. When we have the grace to withstand the discomfort that sometimes must be taken with men and women of great knowledge who are not easily diffuse if of their knowledge. It is my prayer that as we continue into this new ear, the Lord may connect you to people who will act as a bridge to your destiny, and that you may have the knowledge and the prudence to benefit from it. In jesus mighty name shalom, this is Pastor lucy painter with your daily insight, and this is launching deeper day, too.