I Kings 3:5
Don’t you wish God had appeared in a dream to you last night and said to you, “Ask me for whatever you want and I’ll give it to you.” What would your big wish be—money to pay off debts—a promotion at work—a loving relationship. Solomon could have asked for money or power, yet he chose wisdom.
I’ll bet if you are honest, wisdom was not the first thing to pop into your mind. Yet, if we have wisdom, we are much more likely to have the above wishes. If you have wisdom, you’ll make right choices regarding your finances. You’ll listen to God’s still small voice telling you that you don’t need that new car right now. You might choose to cook a meal at home instead of eating out at twice the cost. God will help you manage your finances. We need the wisdom to listen to that nudging within, not a win at the lottery.
God was pleased that Solomon had asked for wisdom and gave to him riches and respect. God wants to bless you and give you the desires of your heart. In your day-to-day-dilemmas, do you seek God’s wisdom? God will not hit you over the head with the right answer, but he will speak in a still, small voice whispering to you words of wisdom. Are you listening?
Prayer: Lord, I long to hear your voice. Grant me wisdom!
May all your dreams come true, Linda