Solomon faced a decision: what should he ask God for? Riches. Fame. Power. No, he chose wisdom. And 1 Kings 4:30, God honored that, saying

I have given you a wise and understanding heart, so that there has not been anyone like you before you, nor shall any like you arise after you. NKJV

So, that’s it, right? Solomon was just given wisdom because he asked for it. End of story? Wrong.

In 1 Chronicles 22, the Bible says

Now, my son, may the LORD be with you; and may you prosper, and build the house of the LORD your God, as He has said to you. Only may the LORD give you wisdom and understanding, and give you charge concerning Israel, that you may keep the law of the LORD your God. verses 11 & 12, NKJV

David had been asking God to give Solomon wisdom. I think David had made a big deal about wisdom in Solomon’s life. After all, David could testify first hand to the effects of the lack of wisdom. Also, David had dreamed some big stinking dreams for Solomon.

So, some questions for you:

  • What are you making a big deal about to your kids?
  • What prayers are you praying for them?
  • What dreams are you dreaming for your them?
  • Where is your spiritual leadership taking them?

Every night I pray for these things with both of our kids:

  • That they will come to know Christ at a young age and serve Him with their whole life
  • That they will have the wisdom to make wise choices in life
  • That they will impact their generation for Christ
  • That they will be leaders of leaders
  • That they will be pure and holy

David’s prayers were honored. How are you seeing your prayers honored in your kid’s lives?

  1. Emily on Tuesday 6, 2009

    one prayer for our kids has always been to make it more than just about them. Thanking God, that right now both of them are actively serving in ministry. Such a blessing!


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