Soon after Solomon became King of Israel, the Lord visited him in a dream. Posing what I suspect was a test of Solomon’s character, the Lord asked him, “What do you want? Ask and I will give it to you.”
I’m not sure I would have known how to answer, but Solomon didn’t seem to hesitate. His request was simple: he longed for wisdom.
Solomon explained to God that he felt like a child who didn’t know his way around, finding himself ruling over God’s own people, a nation too numerous to count. He longed for a discerning heart—to know what was right and what was wrong. He longed to be a good leader and do the job well.
Mama, you may not have been placed over a great nation, but you have been positioned to lead your children. As a mom, you are guiding and growing God’s sons and daughters!
There will be days we won’t feel up to the task. In those moments when you aren’t sure you have what it takes to lead them well, I encourage you to echo Solomon and ask the Lord for wisdom. Ask him for a discerning heart—for the ability to discern the right way to parent your child.
The Lord was pleased with Solomon’s request and He granted it. I believe He’ll do the same for us, when we humble ourselves before Him, admit our inadequacies, and ask Him to grant us the wisdom we need to raise these babies well.
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