What is the desire of your heart?
Posted: Saturday, June 8
1 Kings 3:3-4:34
Verse of the day:
“That night the Lord appeared to Solomon in a dream, and God said, “What do you want? Ask, and I will give it to you!”
(1 Kings 3:5)
When someone asks you what you want for a present for your birthday or Christmas do you usually have an answer? I usually struggle to come up with ideas to give people and end up telling them I don’t know what I want. I struggle because what I want is either too outlandish for someone to actually get me (like a SUV with third row seating or a trip to Hawaii) or I feel embarrassed to ask for what I really want (like more clothes and shoes). It’s not that there isn’t an answer because we all have things we desire.
When God asks you, “What do you want?” there is no way of hiding what is really in your heart. He already knows the answer. When God asks Solomon this question he is peeling back all the layers of Solomon’s heart to see what is really at the core of what Solomon desires. This isn’t a moment where you can just give what you think is the right answer because God is peering right through you. At the core of Solomon’s heart was the love for God’s people and the desire to have the wisdom to know how to lead them how God wanted. In this moment Solomon’s heart matches God’s heart.
What if tonight God entered your bedroom and asked you the same question? What would be in the core of your heart? Let God peel back all the layers of your heart and expose what is in there. If you find that at the core your heart there are selfish desires or things that aren’t pleasing to God there is no one better to expose that to then God. Ask him to help your heart match his heart and have your desires match His.