What would you ask for if God told you to ask for anything you wish? This was the question that started off my past week of Bible study. For those who don't know, I am a HUGE fan of inductive Bible study and we are studying I Kings& 2 Chron. this semester. Of course we all know that I Kings starts off with the beginning of King Solomon's reign and of course the famous story of God's gift of wisdom to Solomon.
One thing we discussed in our study is that ALL of us would ask God for whatever it is we are pursuing in life right now. Solomon asked for wisdom for God's kingdom because he was pursuing GOD! The question we must ask ourselves as a child of the King is .....are we pursuing God or things of this world. When we pursue God, most of the things we say and do will not make sense to the world or even Christians who are not in pursuit of God themselves. Note our family verse of the week...it's SO good!
Our adoption from the very beginning has required us to pursue God......not circumstances, people's opinions, or our own intelligence but instead the spiritual wisdom from God. 1 Cor. 1:30,31 says, "But by His doing you are in Christ Jesus, who became to us wisdom from God(note that the phrase 'God gave us a brain so use it' doesn't have anything to do with wisdom from God), righteousness and sanctification, and redemption, so that , just as it is written, 'Let him who boasts, boast in the Lord'".
I pray for all of us today to remember in the midst of our requests of God that our goal is not to get what we want but to pursue Him! We pray that He would continue to guide us in spiritual wisdom as we go down this road of adoption.....please pray with us : ) -Marianne