If God were to tell you that He will give you anything you ask, what would be that one thing you’d ask?
Some of you may be thinking- wisdom.
But look at Solomon – He got wisdom, but sadly his ending wasn’t great. What’s the point of knowing what to do and when to do it and not being able to do it? Solomon used that wisdom to make a lot of money and build a great kingdom but not without disappointing God.
How about strength?
You don’t need me to tell you about the great strength of Samson – only to be so proud of it that he lost his eyes, and in the end his life itself.
What then would be the greatest thing to ask of the Lord?
Think with me please.
In the New Testament we find Apostle Paul desiring to please God the most, and wanting to overcome his weakness. And he pleads with God to overcome it. Thrice.
“Concerning this I implored the Lord three times that it might leave me. And He has said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness.” Most gladly, therefore, I will rather boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may dwell in me. Therefore I am well content with weaknesses, with insults, with distresses, with persecutions, with difficulties, for Christ’s sake; for when I am weak, then I am strong.” 2 Cor 12:8-10
So then it was not really about removing the weakness either! In fact our biggest strength comes in finding our weakness and surrendering it at the foot of the cross.
So from the examples of Solomon and Samson, we find their strength beget their greatest weakness. Now that’s awfully dangerous that our biggest strengths can be our biggest weakness.The greatest thing we can ever desire and have is to be able to walk with Him. [tweet this]
This year 2015, to be able to walk with God is greater than any natural, financial or spiritual gifts!To walk with God does not mean you are perfect. [tweet this]
In fact it’s the opposite – God will expose how imperfect you are and how much more you need Him to make you whole!
He will expose the things that are settled in your heart that you never thought you were capable of holding on. He will bring to the surface the dirt in the gold (you).
And if your end result is that you hear His voice saying, “Well done My faithful servant”, then your stronger than Samson and richer than Solomon!
Let’s host God this year. Throw out every other prayer request and just ask Him for the grace to walk with Him this year! Shall we?
Happy New Year from us, Revive Nations family, to you!