Tuesday, September 13, 2011

What Will I Ask God For Today?

 “7) That night God appeared to Solomon and said, “What do you want? Ask, and I will give it to you!” 8) Solomon replied to God, …..10) Give me the wisdom and knowledge to lead them properly, for who could possibly govern this great people of yours?”11)   God said to Solomon, “Because your greatest desire is to help your people, and you did not ask for wealth, riches, fame, or even the death of your enemies or a long life, but rather you asked for wisdom and knowledge to properly govern my people—12) I will certainly give you the wisdom and knowledge you requested……” 2 Chronicles 1:7-12 (NLT)

As I prepare this week for my testimony at church concerning this week’s National Invisible Chronic Illness Week, I started a Bible reading plan on wisdom.   My reasoning for reading about wisdom this week was to ask the Lord to give me wisdom to know what to say this coming Sunday at church.  As I began reading today’s verses the Holy Spirit spoke to me – I need to ask for wisdom every day, not just when I “think” I need wisdom.

 I realize that so many of my prayers are focused on healing.  When one lives with a chronic illness it seems that all of our daily life is engulfed in how we feel that day or even from moment to moment. 

Today the Holy Spirit reminded me that I need to pray for wisdom on how to live with my chronic illnesses and still be a useful vessel for God.  God He knows I desire healing and one day whether it is here on earth or in heaven, I will be healed.  For now, God desires me to look beyond myself, my pain and use His wisdom to be able to live each day to its fullest for Him.  God knows my physical limitations and He will give me wisdom to know how He desires me to live for Him each day. 

Dear Lord, help us to realize that You have a purpose for each of us – whether we are healthy or not, we can still serve You as You provide Your wisdom to discern how and when.  In Jesus precious name, amen.    

+ Nearly 1 in 2 Americans live with a chronic condition?
+ 96% of illness is invisible?
+ 75% of marriages end in divorce when illness is present?
+ 79% of suicides have uncontrollable physical pain as a factor?
My illness is invisible. But the pain is real.
Join me in supporting National Invisible Chronic Illness
Awareness Week, Sept 12-18, 2011. Care enough to be
Informed. Little things DO make a difference.


Hootin Anni said...

Awe inspiring post. And I enjoyed reading your profile bio too. Thanks for stopping by this week to say hello.

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Have a glorious weekend.

Sara x said...

This has really hit at my heart today. I suffer with Chronic pain , thyroid problems asthma my list feels like it's endless. While I pray for Gods will in my healing I have forgotten to ask for wisdom. Thank you for this.

find doctor said...

All theme is fabulous. But subject is very beautiful. it's very close to the heart. What will i ask God for today. Amazing