I have been studying about Solomon in 1 Kings 3 and in verse 5, the Lord appeared to Solomon in a dream at night; and God said “Ask what you wish me to give you.”

Have you ever thought about if God asked you that same question what would be your answer?

How about the following:

New car

More money

Bigger house

Better job


In verses 6-8 of 1 Kings 3, Solomon acknowledged that the Lord had shown great lovingkindness to his father David. But then Solomon said “You have made Your servant king in place of my father David, yet I am but a little child”. Your servant is in the midst of Your people You have chosen…

In verse 9 Solomon says “So give Your servant an understanding heart to judge Your people to discern between good and evil. For who is able to judge this great people of Yours?”

If you read on in verses 11-13, because Solomon asked for understanding and discernment to help him as king, God told Solomon He would give him what he asked for but God also said He would give Solomon what he had not asked for, both riches and honor.

What would you ask of God? That is a hard question to answer because we live in a world where we are being pulled in all directions.

There are things in my life I would like for God to answer immediately but I have also learned a lot about patience when the answer does not come when I think it should come.

My comfort is knowing that God has never failed me. Whenever I get frustrated I find myself smiling and looking up.

There was a time I would buy self help books on different topics that I thought would help me. But you know there is only one self help book for me and that is the Bible, God’s Words to us.

Final Words

Know that God is aware of what you are going through. Open your Bible and get to know our Lord and Savior all over again. Praise Him. Worship Him. Keep a journal and write how you feel and what you don’t understand.  Also write when God answers and never, never forget to say THANK YOU LORD!!

Be blessed!

Quoted scripture is from the New American Standard Bible (NASB).

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