TODAY’S MEDITATION – How do you ask the Lord for wisdom and discernment? (Daniel 2:19-23)

Most people want God to reveal things to them, but they do not know how to go about it. My brother, my sister, in this passage, we see Daniel asking God to reveal Nebuchadnedzzar’s dream to him, and the Lord gave Daniel a vision. Now, look again at what Daniel did after the Lord answered him: he did not rush to Arioch with the news, he took his time to thank and give God credit for all wisdom and power. My friend, why do you want God to reveal things to you? How do you feel when your prayers are answered? Are you first excited, surprised or relieved? You see, Daniel felt thankful! Now, let’s clarify that God is ready to give wisdom and discernment freely to all who ask. The Bible says: ” If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you”(James 1:5). Solomon asked for wisdom and he was given wisdom. Daniel asked for revelation and discernment, God answered him. The Lord does not judge you when you ask for wisdom, if you have been asking Him for wisdom and discernment and you have not been answered, check your motives deep down inside of you being honest and genuine with yourself… They are certainly wrong! God cannot reveal things to you when He knows you will misuse them or use them to glorify yourself, for He does not share His glory! Besides, the wisdom He grants you is to serve Him and not for you to plan your private and personal interests. Check yourself: are you asking wisdom for you understand something about your own life? That is selfish and you can wait for the answer for a long time… and it could be the reason why you have not yet received it. Both Daniel and Solomon asked wisdom to serve God, and He gave them much more than wisdom! It comes down to how do we ask God things: according to our own desires or according to His will? There is no reason why He would not give you His wisdom or discernment. Stay blessed in Jesus’ name. [/facebook] [/retweet]