Good Morning!
1 Kings 3:5-95 That night the Lord appeared to Solomon in a dream, and God said, “What do you want? Ask, and I will give it to you!”6 Solomon replied, “You were wonderfully kind to my father, David, because he was honest and true and faithful to you. And you have continued this great kindness to him today by giving him a son to succeed him. 7 O Lord my God, now you have made me king instead of my father, David, but I am like a little child who doesn’t know his way around. 8 And here I am among your own chosen people, a nation so great they are too numerous to count! 9 Give me an understanding mind so that I can govern your people well and know the difference between right and wrong. For who by himself is able to govern this great nation of yours?”

Holy Bible, New Living Translation, (Wheaton, IL: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.) 1996.

When given a chance to have anything in the world, Solomon asked for wisdom.  He asked for an “understanding mind” in order to direct God’s people well and to make right decisions.  James 1:5 states that we can ask for this same kind of wisdom.  We should ask God for wisdom to know what the job is that God wants us to do and then for wisdom to carry it out.  We should not ask God to do for us what He wants to do through us.  Instead we should ask God to give us the wisdom to know what to do and the strength to follow through.  God will never step in and do for us what we can do for ourselves.  It is better for us to move into action than to sit back and have it done for us.  Knowing and understanding the will of God comes only through knowing His Word and knowing His mind.  God will show us all we need to know to have the mind of Christ if we seek Him through His Word and ask Him.  Once we know, we must move to action and do the task set before us.  This is the will of God for all of those who belong to Him.

Have a God Day!