If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him. (James 1:5)


Favor will cause people to change policies and rules on your behalf without regard for their own welfare. I remember needing the wisdom of God in the purchase of our shopping mall and the home of our worship center. 

The church had just signed the deal, paid our money, when without warning we were told by the local village officials that we would not be able to hold services in the new facility. The City Council had voted that our church could not hold worship services in the mall, and a police order was issued to prevent us from moving in. 

I prayed in the Holy Ghost for God’s wisdom to reveal a solution. The Holy Spirit told me how to respond (what to write and what to say). I called a meeting with the mayor and when I met with her and read the scripture the Holy Spirit had given me, God’s favor moved her to make a decision counter to the City Council’s vote. We held our first church service in our new building New Year’s Eve night.


Dear God, I thank You that Your Holy Spirit dwells in me, giving me divine wisdom for every situation and need. I decree that I am walking in Your wisdom for my health, family, finances, relationships, ministry, and every other area of my life. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

This devotional is excerpted from Bill Winston’s powerful book, Tapping The Wisdom of God. To order this all-important book, click here