MONDAY 10TH AUGUST, 2020
THEME: Ask Right
PASSAGE: 2 Chronicle 1:7-12
HYMN: MHB 321 LORD, I hear of showers of blessing
MEMORY VERSE: 2 Chronicle 1:10 “Now give me wisdom and knowledge, that I may go out and come in before this people; for who can judge these great people of Yours?”
The major problem of Christians in getting their prayers answered is about praying the right way and asking the right thing. James 4:3 exposes our weakness: “You ask and do not receive, because you ask wrongly, to spend it in passion.” If you ask right, definitely the all-knowing and the all-powerful God will answer you.
In our passage today, God appeared to King Solomon after succeeding his father, David, as the 3rd King of Israel (970-930 B.C). It was a critical and crucial moment in the life of Solomon. God gave Solomon a blank cheque to ask Him anything he desired. Rather than asking what many greedy people will ask from God, Solomon carefully and prayerfully asked God for wisdom and knowledge in order to be able to lead and judge aright the people handed over to him.
If it was you what would you have asked for?
God was touched! Because he did not ask for power, possession, money and the head of his enemy; which, sadly, many of us would have asked for today. God, in His wisdom and knowledge, blessed Solomon beyond measure because he asked right.
In your prayer to God learn how to ask aright. If you ask right, God will add more blessings to your main request. A preacher asked, “God give me Scotland or I die.” God granted his request. Beloved, your genuine request will get the right answer from God. Pray for your enemies, too. Bless and don’t curse (Matt.5:44)
God wants you to ask right for Him to release what He has in His storehouse for you. Don’t ask amiss. Don’t allow the flesh to control you when you are asking from Him. May the good Lord guide and direct you to ask right, for you to receive answers to your prayers today in Jesus’ name. Amen
PRAYER: Oh Lord Jehovah, kill the flesh that often makes me ask amiss and put in me the Holy Spirit to ask right in order to receive my blessings from You in Jesus Christ’s name. Amen.
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