Have you ever had that nagging feeling that you’re missing out on valuable insights or guidance in life? We often search for answers outside of ourselves, but there’s a profound truth hidden within us, waiting to be tapped into. We see it in scripture here,
Counsel in the heart of man is like deep water,— Proverbs 20:5 (NKJV)
But a man of understanding will draw it out.
This verse invites us into a realm of profound reflection, highlighting the richness of what God has put into us. It suggests that within the depths of our being, there is a wellspring of wisdom—a connection to something greater than ourselves. But how do we access this well of insight?
The key lies in the concept of “drawing out” the purposes of the heart. It implies a process of introspection, meditation, and seeking counsel from a source deep within. Really, it’s about connecting with the Holy Spirit who resides in each of us as believers in Jesus. God Himself is the only true source of profound wisdom and guidance.
Throughout history, various spiritual traditions have recognized the importance of turning inward for guidance. The Bible speaks of the “still, small voice” of God, as He speaks directly to our hearts.
So, what does it mean to be wise in this context? It’s not just about accumulating knowledge or seeking advice from others. It’s about cultivating a deep and intimate connection with God Himself through Jesus and the Holy Spirit who lives in your spirit to guide you into all truth.
In a world filled with external noise and distractions, this verse reminds us of the profound value of introspection and spiritual connection. It encourages us to seek counsel from the Spirit deep within us—to draw out the purposes of our hearts. In doing so, we tap into a well of wisdom that can guide our lives in ways we never imagined possible.