Solomon didn’t ask God for wealth or a long life. He didn’t ask God to kill his enemies.
Solomon asked for wisdom. And God was very pleased by his request so he gave him a wise and discerning heart.
AND he made Solomon the richest man on earth.
So I wonder if God is pleased with my requests? Or are my requests self-centered? Are they based more on worry than trust? Do I sound like I’m sitting on Santa’s lap sometimes with my long list of wishes?
I know God tells us again and again in the Bible to pray to him about everything and anything. And I have learned to do that – it’s where I find peace.
But is he pleased with the tone and character of my requests like he was with Solomon’s?
Do I want the same things for others that God wants for them? Am I asking for things that God wants to give them?
How much more is God wanting to give me…….if I would just ask?
How much wider and deeper could the flow of blessings from heaven flow down into my life if I asked for the right things?
How much more love, joy and peace is waiting……stored…..ready for me when I ask for it?
Dear Father, please give me a wise and discerning heart.