Thursday, May 13, 2010

Praying for Wisdom

I was reading to my daughter tonight from her God's Little Princess Bible. The topic was Wisdom.

We do not read from this book every night. In fact we have not read from this Bible for sometime now. I think that I needed to read it tonight.

I have been trying to make some decisions lately. I have been praying about these decisions. But one thing I have not been specifically praying for is Wisdom.

Her book told the story of Solomon. God came to him and said, "Ask for whatever you want me to give you." Solomon could have asked God for anything. Solomon's response to God was to, "give your servant a discerning heart to govern your people and to distinguish between right and wrong."

Solomon asked God for Wisdom and the scripture says, "The Lord was pleased that Solomon had asked for this."

God wants to provide us with wisdom. He wants to lead us to make the right decisions. All we have to do is ask. It seems that sometimes I have a laundry list of prayer to God. I realize that if I would just ask for wisdom, it would take care of a lot of the details.


Wendy Paine Miller said...

I'm currently asking for some very specific wisdom on a very specific issue. I hope I don't second guess His answers.
~ Wendy

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Sharon said...

How true! Proverbs 3:13 "Blessed is the man who finds wisdon..." Instead of a to-do list for God, asking for wisdom changes my focus from my own agenda to His.

Layton Family Joy said...

Thanks Amy - I am struggling right now with a big decision and I just need to pray for wisdom and trust Him rather than work it out right or wrong for myself.


deyoder said...

That's good stuff! And I love that He reminds of who He is and His truth and power in places like our daughter's evening devotional book...we have that Bible too, by the way, and love it! I hope this journey of seeking finds you pressing in even harder to meet Him face to face. I khow He has all you need.

Cherie said...

Hi Amy. Just popping over to catch up with you. I hope God will fill you with wisdom as you look for answers. He is faithful!

Sara x said...

How very true, we over complicate matters sometimes. I like you seem to come with a list to the Lord. I will ask for his grace and wisdom. Thank you xxx

New Every Morning said...

Sometimes I forget that "He wants to lead us to make the right decision." I think I sometimes make him more of a mystery than He truly is. I just forget to ask. Thanks for this beautiful reminder.