What Would You Ask For?

Today in a passage we are reading, we see the Lord tell Solomon, whatever you ask for you, you will get.

Wow, that’s something to think about, huh?

What would you ask for? If you got the chance to ask for something or for one thing, what would you ask for? What would it be?

Well of course, I know the first thing we’d all ask for would be for an Ole Miss national title. Duh, that’s a given, right? 🙂

What next. What after that? Something personal? Something for others? What would it be?

Listen to what Solomon does today in 1 Kings 3:9-12:

Give your servant therefore an understanding mind to govern your people, that I may discern between good and evil, for who is able to govern this your great people?” It pleased the Lord that Solomon had asked this. And God said to him, “Because you have asked this, and have not asked for yourself long life or riches or the life of your enemies, but have asked for yourself understanding to discern what is right, behold, I now do according to your word. Behold, I give you a wise and discerning mind, so that none like you has been before you and none like you shall arise after you.

He asks for wisdom. He asks for the ability to see things as God would have him to see. That’s, after all, what wisdom is. Seeing thing through God’s eyes. Seeing things as God would have us to see.

So, today, what would you wish for? What would you desire? What would you long to have?

Is it wisdom? Is it that ability to see, to know, to understand as God would have us to?

If so, then today, today is your day. For the Word tells us in James 1:5 – If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.

Today, you can have it. You can see as God would have you to see. You can know as God would have you to know. You can understand as God would have you to understand.

You can have wisdom. Now, will you know all things? No, you want. But God will give us wisdom. We can discern His will. His way. His plan.

Today, you can. Ask. Pray. Listen.

What is He saying to you right now.

In this instant, what is God saying to you. Listen.

May we have the grace to ask. To listen. And to obey.

Today, if we ask for wisdom, God will give. Today, may we follow in God’s plan for us. And may we be salt and light with all we are!

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