What Do I Want?

Solomon making a sacrifice to the idols


What do I want?

But look how I have
got things wrong,
not followed your path,
chosen other ways,
gone against what you ask.
I have tried to merge your way
with another way
and it doesn’t work.

Yet despite all that,
you still invite me,
ask me,
call me
and give to me.

What should I ask of you,
what do I long for,
yearn for?
What do I need from you?

Thank you Lord,
that you continue to ask me,
invite me to call to you,
whatever I have done,
wherever I have wandered to,
that we are still talking
and you still long to give to me.

So today,
I stop
and think.

What do I want from you?


Not the easy answers,
the quick fixes,
the attractive distractions

what do I really want from you,
in the depths of my being?
What do I need
to live my life
for you,
to fulfil
what you call me to?

grant to me also
wisdom to know
and to ask
for the right things;
to live the right way;
to bring glory,
to you.

Solomon prays for wisdom http://www.cultureelerfgoed.nl/

Solomon’s Prayer for Wisdom

Teach Me to Dance to the beat of your heart

1 Kings 2:10-12, 3:3-14 (CEV)

David Dies

10-11 David was king of Israel forty years. He ruled seven years from Hebron and thirty-three years from Jerusalem. Then he died and was buried in Jerusalem. 12 His son Solomon became king and took control of David’s kingdom.

3Solomon loved the Lord and followed his father David’s instructions, but Solomon also offered sacrifices and burned incense at the shrines.

The most important shrine was in Gibeon, and Solomon had offered more than a thousand sacrifices on that altar.

One night while Solomon was in Gibeon, the Lord God appeared to him in a dream and said, “Solomon, ask for anything you want, and I will give it to you.”

Solomon answered:

My father David, your servant, was honest and did what you commanded. You were always loyal to him, and you gave him a son who is now king.Lord God, I’m your servant, and you’ve made me king in my father’s place. But I’m very young and know so little about being a leader. And now I must rule your chosen people, even though there are too many of them to count.

Please make me wise and teach me the difference between right and wrong. Then I will know how to rule your people. If you don’t, there is no way I could rule this great nation of yours.

10-11 God said:

Solomon, I’m pleased that you asked for this. You could have asked to live a long time or to be rich. Or you could have asked for your enemies to be destroyed. Instead, you asked for wisdom to make right decisions. 12 So I’ll make you wiser than anyone who has ever lived or ever will live.

13 I’ll also give you what you didn’t ask for. You’ll be rich and respected as long as you live, and you’ll be greater than any other king. 14 If you obey me and follow my commands, as your father David did, I’ll let you live a long time.

for my other post on this passage, see here

~ by pamjw on August 10, 2015.

2 Responses to “What Do I Want?”

  1. Leer mij te dansen op het ritme van je hart, is een heel geslaagde video waar in de zang een mooi eerbetoon hoort met prachtige woorden. proficiat Pam voor dit meesterwerkje , ik wens je nog een gezegende avond toe groeten Walter.

  2. […] does wisdom look like (probably not like this young lady!) how can it be seen in my life? What can I do, how […]

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