King Solomon in the bible was faced with the task of leading a nation after the death of his Father David and he knew it was too big a task for him alone, so he turned to God for help. He prayed. But the interesting point to note is that He didn’t just pray for His needs to be met or for everything to go well with His leadership, or for riches, power and honour. Instead Solomon prayed and asked for wisdom.
God heard his prayer and said, “Because you have asked this, and have not asked for yourself long life or riches or the life of your enemies, but have asked for yourself understanding to discern what is right, behold now I do according to your word” (1 Kings 3:11)
There is a natural inborn wisdom learnt from experiences, education and wise counsel. However there is also a wisdom that is neither natural or inborn. It is supernatural. It is a gift of God, and when we make God part of our lives we have this supernatural wisdom available to us.
When we don’t know what to do; when we realise and acknowledge we need wisdom and strength beyond ourselves or even others expertise or advice, we can like King Solomon ask for God to give us wisdom. That prayer request takes humility and recognition that we actually don’t know everything and need Gods help. We live in a world where everyday we are faced with real challenges both in our own lives and in the world in which we live. But God has the answers and way through if we’d ask.
Today take the time to pray just as Solomon did that God would give you supernatural wisdom. That you would have “a spirit of wisdom and revelation” in the knowledge of God. We could all benefit from receiving this “supernatural wisdom” to answer the challenges and questions we face. If we ask, God says He will give us His strength and wisdom, so I encourage you to ask today!
“If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.” (James 1:5)
“For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you. We continually ask God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all the wisdom and understanding that the Spirit gives, so that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and please him in every way (Colossians 1:9-10)
“I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better.” (Ephesians 1:17)
Prayer: Lord I need supernatural wisdom from heaven. I need the knowledge and understanding that you give to help me in not just in my own life but also for the world I live in. In Jesus Name Amen.