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Organizing the Inside – Day 126 How Would You Answer God?

7That night God appeared to Solomon and said to him, “Ask for whatever you want me to give you.” 8Solomon answered God, “You have shown great kindness to David my father and have made me king in his place. 9Now, Lord God, let your promise to my father David be confirmed, for you have made me king over a people who are as numerous as the dust of the earth. 10Give me wisdom and knowledge, that I may lead this people, for who is able to govern this great people of yours?” 11God said to Solomon, “Since this is your heart’s desire and you have not asked for wealth, riches or honor, nor for the death of your enemies, and since you have not asked for a long life but for wisdom and knowledge to govern my people over whom I have made you king, 12therefore wisdom and knowledge will be given you. And I will also give you wealth, riches and honor, such as no king who was before you ever had and none after you will have.”

I’ve often wondered, if asked the same question by God what my answer would be.
Solomon’s answer pleased the Lord, and because of his humility and sincere desire to serve the Lord with wisdom;  God granted him much more than he’d asked for.

Every Christian has to consider what their priorities are.
Solomon’s priority was to do the best he could for God, and he knew it would take much more than he had within himself to get the job done. Many Christian are considering renewing their commitments, and making changes in their routines and daily habits to be better stewards of their time and talents. Lots of new commitments are made during this time of the year, as most of us are looking to the future with a renewed sense of optimism. It’s nice to have a fresh starting point, a chance to try yet again, to do better and to get it right. What commitments and priorities have you set in place for the New Year? We are on day seven, the number of completion. How are you doing so far?

Solomon made an outstanding choice.
He could have chosen to ask for something that would make his life easy.
He could have chosen to ask for something that was adventurous or exciting.
He could have chosen to ask for what he thought was most important.
He could have chosen to ask for favor among the people he ruled.
He could have chosen to ask for his enemies to be eliminated.

He decided to ask for what he needed first and foremost.
In his humility, he thought to seek the wisdom of God. Before setting your priorities and establishing new goals, or adjusting the old ones did you seek the wisdom of God?  Solomon could have relied on his own understanding and asked for what he thought was most urgent or most expedient but instead, he put first things first. He asked God to grant him the wisdom and knowledge to lead His people, how amazing, how selfless.

Put first things first, and you too will be given not only what you need, but far more than you ever asked for. (also read Matthew 6:33 and Ephesians 3:20)

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6 Comments»

  nightshade130 wrote @

When we seek for what we need, sometimes God goes the extra mile and gives us what we want. We must pursue needs over wants. Great post Liz.

  Liz Mason wrote @

Hey Sherline that is so true, pursuing needs over wants is definitely what’s best. Fortunately for us God gives us the faith we need to pursue Him over all else.

  karen augustine wrote @

Hey Liz, what a great post. I can relate to this because I realized that I was not putting “first things first”. I was putting first what I wanted first – relationships, business and things I wanted to do for me. However, after contemplating and pondering about things I wanted to change in my life, I realized that I was distancing myself from God, not intentionally, but my focus was starting to be on other things. Again, after pondering things I have decided that God needs to be “first”, so I have decided to make him my priority. The bible says, “Seek ye first the kingdom of heaven and all these things will be added unto thee.” So, that is what I have decided to do. God comes first!!! Thank you Liz for allowing me to share! Karen

  Liz Mason wrote @

Hey Karen, Thanks for stopping by and thank you for sharing what God has been speaking to you about. I excited to see how “all these things will be added unto thee.” God stands Lord over his Word and He is going to honor your faithfulness and perform His word in your life. Keep me posted!

  Drusilla Mott wrote @

Hi Liz. Thank you so much for visiting me at ‘On Faith and Writing.’ I really like this post. It reflects my thoughts the past few months. Years ago, I asked for an outlet for my writing; a way to share the Gospel and to be a witness to others. Doors were finally opened a few months ago for me to use the talent the Lord gave me to write at ChristianBlessings and I have never felt such a sense of peace at what I am doing. Praise God for His faithfulness. Hope to talk again soon. God bless.

  Liz Mason wrote @

Hey Drusilla, my pleasure. I enjoyed reading your writings. Sounds like you found the place that so many search for…”The Will of God,” continue to follow your heart. I am happy for you, so happy!!


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