“I Want …”

One night while Solomon was in Gibeon, the Lord God appeared to him in a dream and said, “Solomon, ask for anything you want, and I will give it to you.”       1 Kings 3:5 (CEV)

What would I ask for if God appeared to me tonight in a dream and said He would give me whatever I asked for? I’d have to give that some thought. Solomon asked for wisdom. More importantly, he admitted his inability to rule wisely without God’s help. And that leads me to wisdom.

As I am writing this, I am looking at myself, candidly. In the past when I have done this, it was not difficult to list my weaknesses and my sins. But today when I looked, I saw Jesus standing with His hands outstretched, covering me, standing with me.

Jesus is my friend and teacher. He knows what I need. He knows what the Father wants to give me. I know Father God’s love. I am overwhelmed with His love.

Keep me from lying to myself;
give me the privilege of knowing your instructions.
30 I have chosen to be faithful;
I have determined to live by your regulations.
31 I cling to your laws.
Lord, don’t let me be put to shame!
32 I will pursue your commands, for you expand my understanding.

33 Teach me your decrees, O Lord; I will keep them to the end.
34 Give me understanding and I will obey your instructions;
I will put them into practice with all my heart.
35 Make me walk along the path of your commands,
for that is where my happiness is found.              Psalm 119:29-35 (NLT)

No matter who others may think I am, I am God’s child. No matter how others may judge me or what they may think I am worth, God loves me and says I am priceless because He made me in His image.

When we feel like the world is beating us down, step away and spend time with Jesus. Listen to His words. Receive God’s gifts as they are abundant!

Thank You, LORD for loving me. Thank You for blessing me with what I need. I love You, LORD. Let’s just sit here and hold each other.

 

Draw Me Close to You written by Kelly Carpenter & sung by Michael W Smith

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