Give Us That Lord God... Please!

A reading for Wednesday, October 26, 2016: 1 Kings 3:3-14.

Our greatest desire is to have what we need to be the person/people God needs for us to be...

That's what Solomon asked for. "Give your servant therefore an understanding mind to govern your people, able to discern between good and evil." Solomon knew that's what he would need to do the work God had placed before him. He asked and God granted it. Solomon was the most successful king in history, not because he asked for success but because he asked for what God needed him to be.

What do we need? Do we need empathy or compassion towards others? Do we need courage to face truth? Do we need creativity or renewed purpose? What are we asking God for?

Perhaps the wrong question is what would make me happy or more comfortable or even more popular. The question is, what do we need to be the people God needs for us to be. Give us that Lord God... please!


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