Long ago, a very wise man wrote, “Wisdom lights up a person’s face” (Eccl. 8:1, NLT). We spend a lot of time, money, and effort on makeup and facials to achieve an attractive glow. But that is merely a surface glow and soon wears off. It can’t compare to the inner radiance that comes from wisdom. In this episode, Jory and Kim Crabill explore the source of true wisdom, the steps to ongoing growth in wisdom, and the exciting process through which wisdom flows from us to bring blessings and benefits to others.
About Kim Crabill
Kim Crabill is founder and president of Roses and Rainbows Ministries, Inc., and Community COFFEEs (Conversations of Friends of Faith to Encourage and Equip). She has traveled nationally for more than 20 years, speaking at retreats, at conferences, and to Bible study groups, and has been interviewed on national TV and radio. Kim’s message and passion come from her personal experience of longing to be used by God yet feeling unusable because of past abuse, anorexia, diet pill addiction, and depression. Her mother’s deathbed challenge set Kim on the path of daring to be and do what God had purposed for her, a journey she wrote about in her book Burdens to Blessings. She is also author of Burdens to Blessings: Young Adult Edition, Infinitely More: Your 40-Day Ephesians 3:20 Adventure, A Cup of Christmas, A Cup of Hope, and A Cup of Freedom.
Kim is married to Lee Crabill, and together they have two adult sons. For more information about Kim Crabill and her ministries, visit www.rosesandrainbows.org.
Kim’s Success Tips
The G.L.O.W. Process
Gaze upward. True wisdom comes from God. Seek wisdom from God’s Word daily.
Look inward. First we gaze at God’s Word, then we look inward to see how we need to apply His Word to our lives that day. Wisdom comes not from learning alone, but from applying what we learn.
Obey outwardly. Once a wise person knows what to do, she does it!
Walk humbly. We gain wisdom by walking, one step at a time, in dependence on God—His power, His grace, His guidance.
Kim’s Verse of the Day
“Those who look to him are radiant; their faces are never covered with shame.” ~Psalm 34:5
Jory’s Success Tip
Remember, it’s OK to shine!
Jory’s Quote of the Day
“Don’t shine so others can see you. Shine so that through you, others can see Him.” ~C.S. Lewis
Listen to Jory and Kim by clicking the audio player below.
Piano music by David Nevue.