Monday, January 7, 2013

A Blank Check

That night the Lord appeared to Solomon in a dream, and God said, "What do you want?  Ask, and I will give it to you!"  (1 Kings 3:5 NLT)

   How would you like for someone to give you a blank check and say, "Write in the amount!"  Wow!  Wouldn't that be the greatest?

    That's exactly what happened to the newly crowned King Solomon.  God saw that Solomon loved him and followed the way of his father David.  God came to him in a dream and said, "Name it and its yours!"
I wonder what flashed through Solomon's mind at that point?  Did he see dollar signs?  Flashy clothes?  Piles of gold and silver?  Racing horses?  None of these -- Solomon asked for "wisdom."  God not only granted his desire, but gave him all the other things as well.

   Solomon, the wisest king who every lived, bowed in humble submission to the Almighty God.  Certainly you and I would be wise to do the same.  No one knows our shortcomings better than we do, so wisdom from on high is what we need.  If we come to God like Solomon did, we can have the assurance that God will direct our paths in the right way.

   Acknowledge the areas in your life where you need to trust God.  Write them on a 3 x 5 card and post them on your refrigerator door for constant surveillance.

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