“So God said to him, “Since you have asked for this and not for long life or wealth for yourself, nor have asked for the death of your enemies but for discernment in administering justice, I will do what you have asked.” 1 Kings 3:11-12

God was pleased that Solomon requested divine wisdom to carry out his God-given assignment instead of earthly riches or fame, and blessed him more than he could imagine.

In the same way, God tests our hearts to reward us, to see what we truly seek.

Jesus said in Matthew 6:31-33, So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.”

If we examine our hearts, so many of us are seeking all these other earthly things and expecting the Kingdom of God to follow. But that is not the way of the Kingdom of God. So many of us act as if God is not aware of our wants and needs but He is not deaf, He is not blind. He senses each movement of our hearts.

So how then should we pray? Take a lesson from Paul and Silas in the prison cell who sang praises in their affliction. You see, we may pray amiss but we can never praise amiss. The praise that springs from a thankful heart always reaches the throne of God. God knows what you need. It is time to depend on Him, and find room in your heart to bless Him because that is one of the divine mysteries: God will give you what you have not asked.


“However, do not rejoice that the spirits submit to you, but rejoice that your names are written in heaven.” Luke 10:20
When the seventy-two disciples returned with joy from their mission, Jesus warned them that the source of their joy should come not from the visible results of the Spirit’s power, but the Holy Spirit Himself, who has sealed for Christ, and written our name in Heaven.”


“As long as you have the gift of life, make sure your spirit is revived and this is something only the Spirit of God can do through His Word, which is spirit and life (John 6:63).

* Oh Holy Spirit, breath of God, breathe in me the breath of God!
* Oh Holy Spirit, through whom all things were created, create in me a new life, a new beginning!.”


“Let’s take a lesson from David who was ready to be humiliated in his own eyes, so that God could be honoured. Ask yourself: Where does honouring God appear in your list of priorities? Do you thank Him for all that He has done in your life, all the way long? While men look at the outside, God looks at the motives of the heart. Instead of worrying about the opinion of others concerning you, let the motive of your heart each day be to honour God before yourself.”