"The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom;" Ps. 111:10
I have been praying for more of God's wisdom in my life. I figured - look what Solomon did with his life - it couldn't hurt mine!
Aside from the flippant attitude, I want God's wisdom in my life. Yes, for this natural life - daily stuff like finances, relationships, etc. But also, and especially, in the spiritual or supernatural life.
In order to get me to the wisdom place, God has been doing a thing in my life that has brought on great humility, huge respect - yes fear.
It's not the "Duck! Here it comes!" fear. "Look out...!" I am, with God's help, redefining fear.
And I realized today, that He is answering my prayer for more wisdom in my life through the fear of the Lord.
Did I get wisdom to know the right answers? What to do when? Sometimes.
But His real goal is my heart.