Monday, August 17, 2009

Transition Time Pondering

August 16, 2009
At Gibeon the Lord appeared to Solomon in a dream by night; and God said, "Ask what I should give you." And Solomon said, "...give your servant, therefore, an understanding mind to govern your people, able to discern between good and evil..." 1 Kings 2:10-12, 3:3-14

God keeps surprising me, that's all. I love that God appeared to Solomon and asked "what I should give you." See, I sometimes think that God must get tired of me asking & praying all the time. This part of the text helped me understand that God asks me what it is that God would give me. God wants to know my perspective.

And, Solomon doesn't ask for something concrete - but simply for wisdom, understanding, and ability to discern. Simple stuff? Yea, right. I'm at that transition point between units this week in the education program. I'm using this time to ponder what to ask God for in my next unit. I think that I will borrow Solomon's line, that I have an understanding mind and am able to discern.

How do you respond when God says, "Ask what I should give you," in this moment?

1 comment:

  1. I've been thinking of teachers this week as they prepare to welcome new students into their lives. Having been in their shoes for 30 years, my prayer for them is to ask that they have the patience of Job, the wisdom of Solomon and the energy of my five year old grandson! Actually, I ask for the same for me as I grandparent and teach GED students nowadays!