Proverbs 30 sure is beautiful.
In it, the author writes these semi-poems, to the Lord. About the Lord. My favorite is from verses 7-9:
Two things I ask of you;
deny them not to me before I die:
Remove far from me falsehood and lying;
give me neither poverty nor riches;
feed me with the food that is needful for me,
lest I be full and deny you
and say, “Who is the LORD?”
or lest I be poor and steal
and profane the name of my God.
If I sat down and really asked the Lord for two things today. The only two things I’d want before I died, I’m not sure either of them would be to remove me far from lying and give me neither poverty or riches. Maybe let my kids know you and please help us to not move 18 more times before I’m 40. Or, help me to get motherhood right and let us not make Christians look like idiots. I’m afraid of the two things I’d ask.
Which makes me think. Maybe I should take some time to think on it.
And that makes me think, maybe we should all take some time to think on it?
So what if we tried that today? What if we just sat and used the wisdom that the Lord has imparted to us in the last month or so of Proverbs reading and thought on – what would help us to make much of Him? We shouldn’t think for a second that we can muster up serving Him well on our own, He’s the only one who enables that.
Maybe we can’t say only two things for the rest of our lives, maybe we can’t think of even two things we need today, but why don’t we just get quiet and tell Him – we want to love you with our whole heart, our whole lives, our whole selves. And we could use ____________________ from you to help us do that.
He absolutely absolutely wants to give us what we need to live for Him. So let’s ask Him.
Let’s ask our Dad for what we need.