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Provider of Wisdom

1 Kings 3:1-15 

The Lord was pleased that Solomon asked for wisdom. – 1 Kings 3:10

In this story, God reminded me that prayers are really about him and not about my wants or needs. It’s about pleasing Him above anything else! I remember my biological father granting my requests after I do what I was told. I need to please my dad first before I get what I want. I think the same principle apply with our Heavenly Father.

When I was a non-believer, I prayed the rosary with family and relatives. I went to church on Sundays. I requested earthly stuffs. Just like you, I prayed to have more love, wealth, success and health. But, was it given to me? You guessed it. No, I haven’t won any lotto. I don’t consider myself a success yet. With some gallstones in my gall bladder and a fatty liver, I don’t think I’m in the best shape of my life. I was given love though. Probably because that was the most noble thing I asked.

Now, I think I understand why most of my requests were not granted.

  1. I wasn’t in His family. I was a non-believer! How will I ever please Him when I’m not a part of His kingdom.
  2. I was asking for earthly things. I want only to please my self. I wasn’t asking anything for His glory. Again, how can I expect Him to be pleased this way?
  3. I didn’t know how to pray. I was merely babbling and repeating someone else’s prayer. I can never be intimate with the Lord this way. This didn’t please Him as well.

So there, I hope you learned something from my mistakes. May God’s Word help us all grow in wisdom. May all of us please the Lord with all our strengths.

Glory to God.

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