21 Day Prayer Experiment – Day 8
So far we determined that Solomon asked for God’s highest and best and he prayed specifically. Today we want to talk about his humility. He asked God, “…Who is able to govern this great people of yours” (2 Chronicles 1:10)? By asking this question, Solomon was acknowledging his need for God. He knew God’s purpose was too big for him to pull off without God’s intervention. This is a humbling place to be in – raw dependence upon God. Leading people well takes wisdom. He was acknowledging his weakness before God. He had seen the deficiency of his own heart and was crying out for God’s help. In essence, He was saying, “I can’t do this without you!”
Jesus speaks to this when He said, “Blessed are the poor in Spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven” (Matthew 5:3). You could say it this way, “Blessed are those who know they need God or blessed are those who know they are helpless without Him.” There is only one way to enter the kingdom: by humbling ourselves low before the One Man who paid for our sin – Jesus Christ. Additionally, if we are going to anything great for God, it’s not going to be in our own strength, it’s going to be based on the same principle: God, we are helpless and we need your intervention! God can work with a heart like that! It’s not putting yourself down, it’s simply acknowledging that we are limited and finite and He is omnipotent and infinite.
Today, find out God’s highest and best desire, ask specifically, and come before Him in humility acknowledging your need of Him. If you do, God will answer in dramatic fashion!