So give your servant a discerning mind so he can make judicial decisions for your people and distinguish right from wrong. Otherwise no one is able to make judicial decisions for this great nation of yours.” The Lord was pleased that Solomon made this request.
1 Kings 3:9-10 NET
When Solomon became King of Israel, God asked him what He could do for him. Solomon could have asked for anything, but he asked for discernment.
He asked for discernment to make good decisions, to help rule God’s people. Verse 10 says that the Lord was pleased with his request.
In fact, God was so pleased, that He gave him all the other cool things like riches, respect and peace from war.
Like Solomon, one of our prayers should be that we have spiritual discernment in navigating this life. There are so many crazy things happening. There are so many things vying for our attention.
We need supernatural discernment to make the right decision for ourselves, our families and the things that God has called us to here on this Earth.
But, we are even more blessed because we also have the Holy Spirit, given to us when Jesus ascended to Heaven and sent Him down to us. The same Spirit that raised Jesus Christ from the dead lives in you!
Ask God to give you a discerning heart through the power of the Holy Spirit. As this world gets crazier, you’ll need His help to make decisions that glorify Him!
Father, I thank You that I don’t always have the right answers and direction for my life and decisions. But You illuminate the path I should take through the leading of the Holy Spirit. Give me eyes to see and ears to hear what Your Spirit is saying.