I want to ask you guys a question, if you had the opportunity to wish for ONE thing, anything at all, what would you wish for?
Some may wish for money, friends, fame, but what did Solomon ask for?
5 At Gibeon the LORD appeared to Solomon during the night in a dream, and God said, “Ask for whatever you want me to give you.”
6 Solomon answered, “You have shown great kindness to your servant, my father David, because he was faithful to you and righteous and upright in heart. You have continued this great kindness to him and have given him a son to sit on his throne this very day.
7 “Now, O LORD my God, you have made your servant king in place of my father David. But I am only a little child and do not know how to carry out my duties. 8 Your servant is here among the people you have chosen, a great people, too numerous to count or number. 9 So give your servant a discerning heart to govern your people and to distinguish between right and wrong. For who is able to govern this great people of yours?”
In my 11th grade AP English class, after the AP exam we just watched movies, one of which was Interstate 60, a movie if you have yet to watch, I recommend you do! I don’t want to spoil the movie for you but I’ll tell as much as you would find on the back of a book cover [ which REALLY peeves me when there’s actually a ton], a man goes around granting people wishes on their birthday, some wish for the ability to eat on and on without becoming full, some wish for money, but one young man wished for an answer. AN ANSWER! How many times would an answer be all we need? [especially for me and picking colleges :/]
So many times I’ve read books and watched shows of people who have the chance to make wishes and I always sit back and think what I would have wished for in their position, would I be the “norm” who wishes for fame and fortune, or would I be unique, the one who asked for an answer, or for wisdom?
Something that I’ve always struggled with was my intelligence . Many people say it must be amazing to be the younger child, but that’s REALLY not always the case, especially if you have a much more “intelligent” brother. The kind of brother who teachers remember, who can be defined as the “walking dictionary“, who is tagged in those really annoying tags of Facebook that even I do as “The smartest person you know”. When I say intelligent I mean the very class I hated and could barley pull a 90 in, he got a 100 in without blinking an eye. It just always seemed unfair.
When I was thinking about what to write about, the concept of knowledge, the idea of ask and you will receive kept coming back to me. Can we even really understand how GREAT a concept it is?
You don’t need a fairy, a genie, a magic lamp or anything along those lines, you need faith even as small as a mustard seed and you will RECEIVE!
I remember my sophomore year of high school my overall average was a 95 one quarter, when I showed my mother she was happy but responded by saying
“Now only if you’re brother has worked as hard as you in highschool, imagine how well he would have done!”
Well gee thanks mom?
But here’s the thing about out God, it doesn’t matter how smart people think you are, or even how dumb,all that matters is if you trust and love him. Did I deserve that 95? Could I have gotten that on my own? Some may argue maybe, but I would say no.
This post is a voice of encouragement for everyone and anyone reading this post, you REALLY CAN do anything because nothing is impossible for our God.
This summer while studying for SATs I feel a bit overwhelmed, but I know one fact above all, it doesn’t matter how great my knowledge is, but how great my GOD is. And letme’ tell you, he’s pretty great.
See you tommrow,
July 26th 2010
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