Pretend someone said, “Ask for whatever you want me to give you.” What would you ask for?
Perhaps you or a loved one suffers from a life-threatening disease. Would you ask for healing?
When you lost your job, you found a new one. However, it pays you half of what you used to make. Would you ask for a job with benefits that pays you more than what you used to make and will keep you until you retire?
What if you lost your home in the recession? Would you ask for the home of your dreams with paperwork that says it’s paid for?
In Gibeon, the Lord appeared to King Solomon in a dream and said, “Ask for whatever you want me to give you.”
Imagine God’s delight when Solomon answered, “Now, Lord my God, you have made your servant king in place of my father David. But I am only a little child and do not know how to carry out my duties . . . So give your servant a discerning heart to govern your people and to distinguish between right and wrong” (1 Kings 3:7 and 9).
God was so pleased with Solomon’s answer, that he not only gave him a discerning heart but also wealth and honor so that no other king would have what he had. God even promised him a long life if he would obey him.
In view of God’s answer to Solomon, what will you ask God for?
I Kings 3:5: “Ask for whatever you want me to give you.”
Dear God, help me to ask according to your good, acceptable, and perfect will. Amen.
Application: What day this week will you spend time with God to pray over your request?
Copyright © by Yvonne Ortega July 27, 2015