Update: Winner of this week’s giveaway is Kathy T.
Have you ever wished you were smarter, wiser and knew the answers to all of life’s tough questions? I know … me too!
Today, my dear friend, Liz Curtis Higgs, is joining us to share some great insights on how to gain wisdom.
Whenever Liz shares, I’m all ears. She’s one of the wisest women I know! And I love spending time with Liz, because she oozes joy. Continuously.
Liz just released her newest book, It’s Good to Be Queen, and to celebrate I’m giving away a Queen gift pack this week on my blog. More details about that later … for now let’s soak in some wisdom from Liz Curtis Higgs.
Hanging Out with Royalty
When the queen of Sheba heard about the wisdom of King Solomon, she traveled across the Arabian Desert to ask him some tough questions. Turned out, “nothing was too hard for the king to explain to her” (1 Kings 10:3).
Imagine having all your questions answered by one person! Like Google with skin on. But Google can serve up only the collective knowledge of humankind. King Solomon shared wisdom from on high. “For the Lord gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding” (Proverbs 2:6).
God, the source of all wisdom, cares about everything that matters to us. That thing you think is too small, too insignificant for God’s attention? He not only cares about it, He also knows what to do about it.
Friends may offer sympathy, a tissue, a listening ear, but God brings us what we really need. “If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you” (James 1:5).
Wisdom—even more valuable than knowledge—is ours for the asking? You bet.
A dozen years ago, Donald Rumsfeld, then U.S. Secretary of Defense, made this classic statement about knowledge: “There are known knowns. There are things we know that we know. There are known unknowns. That is to say, there are things that we now know we don’t know. But there are also unknown unknowns. There are things we do not know we don’t know.”
Seriously? Unknown unknowns? People are still laughing about that one.
Except there really are things we don’t know we don’t know. And all those things? Those are the things God knows.
When we throw up our hands and say, “I don’t get it, Lord,” He says, “Exactly!”
”As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts” (Isaiah 55:9).
I am so grateful that God gets what we don’t get, knows what we don’t know, and loves us where we are. His knowledge and insight stretch far beyond the stars, yet He graciously extends them to us.
When the queen of Sheba headed for Jerusalem with her caravan of camels, little did she know that the One who waited for her was ready to answer her every question. He waits for us as well, beloved. Just ask.
Famous queens of the Bible? You know the good one, Queen Esther, and the bad one, Queen Jezebel. Now meet the wise one, the queen of Sheba, a remarkable woman who traveled to Jerusalem to test the mind and heart of King Solomon.
Her quest for wisdom will surprise you, challenge you, inspire you, change you. This wealthy royal from antiquity will show you how to live boldly, seek after truth, ask the right questions, encourage others, receive graciously, and honor the Lord above all. ~Liz Curtis Higgs
“You will be captivated with the
story of the queen of Sheba…”
-Lysa TerKeurst, author of the New York Times
bestseller The Best Yes
“An unparalleled feast of rich truth…
and the most divine servings of grace.”
-Ann Voskamp, author of the New York Times
bestseller One Thousand Gifts
To qualify for this week’s giveaway:
- Leave a comment below sharing one take-away from what Liz shared with us today.
- Help me share the news about Liz’s newest book by copying/pasting 1 of her quotes below to your favorite social media site.
“Knowing our limitations can be even more valuable than knowing our strengths.” @LizCurtisHiggs #ItsGoodtoBeQueenBook http://www.itsgoodtobequeen.me
“Our faith grows with every ask, every seek, every knock.” @LizCurtisHiggs #ItsGoodtoBeQueenBook http://www.itsgoodtobequeen.me
“God is an exceptional teacher. His lessons are practical, and His tests are open book.” @LizCurtisHiggs http://www.itsgoodtobequeen.me
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Queen gift pack includes: A copy of It’s Good to Be Queen (signed by Liz), earrings, hair barrettes, notepad, crown ornament, Scripture cards and some delicious candy fit for a queen.
Liz Curtis Higgs has one goal: to help women embrace the grace of God with joy and abandon. She’s the author of 32 books with 4.5 million copies in print, including her nonfiction bestseller, Bad Girls of the Bible, and her New York Times best-selling novel, Mine Is the Night. A platform veteran, she has spoken for more than 1,700 women’s conferences around the word.
Liz admits she’s a lame housekeeper, a marginal cook, and a mediocre gardener, but home is still her favorite place to land. Find her weekly Bible study blog at LizCurtisHiggs.com, and more about the queen of Sheba at ItsGoodtoBeQueen.me.