Forty Days of Preparation Daily Devotions
Lord Give Me An Understanding Heart
1 Kings 3:9-12 Give therefore thy servant an understanding heart to judge thy people, that I may discern between good and bad: for who is able to judge this thy so great a people? 10 And the speech pleased the Lord, that Solomon had asked this thing. 11 And God said unto him, Because thou hast asked this thing, and hast not asked for thyself long life; neither hast asked riches for thyself, nor hast asked the life of thine enemies; but hast asked for thyself understanding to discern judgment; 12 Behold, I have done according to thy words: lo, I have given thee a wise and an understanding heart; so that there was none like thee before thee, neither after thee shall any arise like unto thee.
Solomon had the wisdom to ask for understanding. Prov 4:7 says "¦with all thy getting get understanding. Prov 16:6 "And to get understanding is to be chosen rather than silver.(AMP) Ask God to grant you an understanding heart that can discern between good and bad. Pray for an understanding of the things of God. If you will ask, God will make His Word plain to you. God will give you an understanding of the things you have to deal with on a daily basis. For an example, ask God to show you creative and better ways to do your job. He will increase your understanding of how to interact in your personal relationships. Purpose to understand. Ask God for understanding. Here are some scriptures to build your faith.
Ps 119:34 Give me understanding, and I shall keep thy law; yea, I shall observe it with my whole heart.
Prov 2:2-5 So that thou incline thine ear unto wisdom, and apply thine heart to understanding; 3 Yea, if thou criest after knowledge, and liftest up thy voice for understanding; 4 If thou seekest her as silver, and searchest for her as for hid treasures; 5 Then shalt thou understand the fear of the LORD, and find the knowledge of God.
Eph 1:15-20 Wherefore I also, after I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus, and love unto all the saints, 16 Cease not to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers; 17 That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him: 18 The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints, 19 And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to usward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power, 20 Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places,
Sample Prayer: Lord, please give me an understanding heart that I may discern between good and bad. Let me understand your ways Father. Give me understanding to deal with the affairs of life. Lord, let me understand how to properly relate to others. In Jesus Name, Amen.