Solomon Asked For Wisdom

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide - Old Testament Events - 1 Kings 3:10-12 - Solomon Asked For Wisdom - Growing As Disciples

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – Old Testament Events – 1 Kings 3:10-12 – Solomon Asked For Wisdom – Growing As Disciples

The Lord was pleased that Solomon had asked for this. 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, I will do what you have asked. I will give you a wise and discerning heart, so that there will never have been anyone like you, nor will there ever be. 1 Kings 3:10-12 (NIV)

What Do You Want? 

What do you want? You’re asking me that question? Didn’t it sound like I asked you that question? Yes, it did. You seem surprised. I am surprised. Why is that? Don’t you know that I want you to ask me for what you want and need? I guess I do know that. Are you sure? Why are you asking me if I’m sure? You don’t ask for much from me. It seems like you have to be desperate before you will turn to ask me for what you want and need. If you really believed that I would hear and answer your prayers wouldn’t you ask me for more of what you want and need? I guess so. Is that really a guess? No, I can see that I have been making a big mistake. What’s that? I have not been asking you for all that I want and need.

When would you like to start asking me for what you want and need? How about right now? Right now is a very good time to begin asking me for what you want and need. Go ahead, I’m listening. What should I ask for? What is an appropriate request? I’m not sure. Ask me for what you want and need. Don’t hesitate. Just ask me. You’re thinking too hard about this. Tell me what you want and need.

Here goes. This is what I want and need. I want to know you. I want to live in a close and intimate relationship with you. I want to hear your voice speaking to me. I want to be able to know your will and walk in your ways. I want to live my life fully and passionately for you. I want to love you with all my heart and mind and soul and strength. I want you to use me to bear an abundance of fruit for your kingdom. I want to fully discover, develop and use all the gifts that you have given to me. I don’t want anything left undone of what you have given me to do for you. I want to bring glory to your name. I want everyone to know that it is you who has been working in and through my life. I want to shine brightly as your witness in the world. One day I want to be able to hear you say, “Well, done good and faithful servant.” Only you can make me faithful. Only you can make me fruitful. Apart from you I can do nothing. I need and want all your help. I will certainly hear and answer these prayers of yours.

Lord, without your wisdom I cannot know and do your will. Without your wisdom I will not be able to do all you have asked me to do for you. Give me your wisdom so I can know and love and follow and serve you now and forever. Amen

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Meditation Of My Heart Be Pleasing In Your Sight

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide - Promises - Day 298 - Psalm 19:14 - Meditation Of My Heart Be Pleasing In Your Sight - Growing As Disciples

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – Promises – Day 298 – Psalm 19:14 – Meditation Of My Heart Be Pleasing In Your Sight – Growing As Disciples

May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer. Psalm 19:14 (NIV)

Pleasing To You

That is what I want. That is how I want to live my life. That is the way that I want to think and speak and act. What do you want? How do you want to live your life? How do you want to think and speak and act? I want to think and speak and act in ways that please you. I want to live a life that is pleasing to you. I want to know and do your will. I want to think your thoughts. I want to speak your words. I want to take your actions. You have chosen a very good goal. You have a very good desire in you. What is your plan? How will you be able to live this kind of life? That is a very good question. I know one thing for certain. What’s that? I will never be able to think and speak and act in ways that are pleasing to you without your help. My own efforts will result in dismal failure. Only you can make me able to think and speak and act in ways that are pleasing to you. That is true. How do you plan on relying on my help? I will turn my life over to you. You are in charge. You are my rock and my redeemer. You are my Savior and Lord. You have broken the power of sin over my life. I no longer need to think and speak and act in worldly ways. I am now dead to sin, the world and all its evil. You have made me alive to you. I have turned away from the world. I have turned toward you so I can love and follow and serve you. I will keep fleeing evil as I pursue you. I will draw near to you. I will enter your presence. I will meet with you in your word. I meditate on your word day and night. Your word will always be before me. I know that you will use your word to change my heart, transform my mind, and guide my life. Yes, I will. You will use your word to help me to think your thoughts. You will use your word to help me to speak your words. You will use your word to help me to take your actions. Yes, I will. You have given me a completely new life to live. You are making my thoughts and words and actions pleasing to you. Yes, I am. Thank you, Lord. 

Lord, I want all my thoughts and words and actions to be pleasing to you. I know that my mind is the battleground over how I will think and speak and act. I will meditate on your word. Use your word to change my heart, transform my mind and guide my life. Amen

Key Question…  How is meditating on God’s word helping you to think, speak, and act in ways that please Him?

Living It Out…  Meditate on God’s word so that your thoughts and words actions will be pleasing to Him.

Seeing It Happen…  Have faith that God will make your thoughts, words, and actions pleasing to Him as you meditate on His word.

Get Ready To Share…  Share with another person or your small group how you are making it your practice to meditate on God’s word.

Prayer To Bless Others…  May your thoughts and words be pleasing to the Lord.

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