Imagine you are on a beach and find a lamp. You rub the lamp and a genie comes out. He tells you that he can grant you one wish. What do you wish for? You see, going to God for something that He has already said He will grant is like knowing that your wish will be fulfilled.
Let's see: What would Solomon have asked for?
So, what is it that I am so in need of? What is it that I have asked for in the past and received every time? What is it that God has already said I will receive if I will merely ask?
It is wisdom. It is something God has already said He would give without reproach. It is something I need in so many areas.
I need wisdom in dealing with my children, my church, my sermons and even my blogs. I need wisdom in those things which trouble me and those things which are no trouble at all. I need wisdom in deciding on expenditures and investments. I need wisdom in reading the scripture and discerning God's will. Wisdom is needed in every area of my life.
Yet, for some reason, I keep forgetting to ask for it. I tell God I don't know what to do but fail to admit that I need His wisdom to make a decision. I start each day as if I am a completely self-contained unit which needs no infusion of divine wisdom.
It bothers me that I can't seem to learn this lesson.
I suppose i will need wisdom to do that, too.
5 If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.