Ginrich's Devotional Blog

January 8, 2019

Solomon’s Example

Filed under: God,ministry,Uncategorized — by ginrich @ 8:28 pm

1 Kings 3:10-12 10 The Lord was pleased that Solomon had asked for this. 11 So God said to him, “Since you have asked for this and not for long life or wealth for yourself, nor have asked for the death of your enemies but for discernment in administering justice, 12 I will do what you have asked (NIV)

We are so quick to ask God for things that fit our own agenda.  So often we don’t receive what we ask.  Solomon is the example we should follow.  God told him to ask for anything he wanted.  Instead of asking for things that would benefit him personally, he asked for what was needed to fulfill the ministry God had for him.  To do this, we must first ask God what He wants to do through us.  Then, instead of asking for things we think we need or want, we should ask God for whatever He knows we need to enable us to best fulfill what God desires to do through us.  When we are totally immersed in the ministry God had for us we will be full of joy and peace for this is the way for completeness with and in God.

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