Therefore give to Your servant an understanding heart to judge Your people, that I may discern between good and evil. For who is able to judge this great people of Yours?” 1 Kings 3:9 (NKJV)
Heart To Know You
What kind of heart would you like? I don’t need you to explain that question to me. Why is that? I have thought quite a bit about that question. Tell me your thoughts. If you were to tell me that I could have whatever I wanted, my request would take no time for me to formulate. What is your request? I want to have a heart to know you intimately. I want to know your will. I want to walk in your ways. I want to live my life in a constant dialogue with you. I want to hear your voice. I want you to hear my voice. I want to live my life completely with and for you. I want to accomplish your purposes. I want to fulfill your plans. That is very good.
I want you to know that I am thankful for all the work that you have given me to do for you. Your large and difficult assignments have helped me to come to know you. How so? You have given work to do that I could never do, without your help. You have caused me to come to rely on you. You have caused me to come to ask for your help. There is not a second, minute, hour or day that I don’t need your help. Your help has made me able to know that you are working in and through my life. Your hand is on me. You are with me to help me. Yes, I am. Without your help, I would never be able to accomplish anything that would last. Without your help, I would never be able to bear fruit for your kingdom. Without your help, I would never be able to bring glory to your name. No, you would not. So, I will live a life of coming to rely on you. That is very good.
There is something that I know, without a doubt. What’s that? You will grant my request. You will give me a heart to know you. How do you know that I will give you a heart to know me? I already have that heart now. You have filled my heart and mind and life with a passion to know you. This desire does not come from me. You have given me this desire. You will grant me the answer to this desire. Yes, I will. My desire to know you is not fading, it is growing stronger every day as I love, follow and serve you. You will continue to fan this flame of desire in my heart. Yes, I will. You will continue to satisfy this desire in my heart. Yes, I will. Thank you for giving and granting this desire of my heart.
Lord, thank you for giving me difficult assignments I could not possibly accomplish without your help. Thank you for teaching me to come to rely on you. Thank you for giving me all I need to accomplish your assignments. Thank you for working through my life. Amen
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