“And I will also give you wealth, riches and honor, such as no king who was before you ever had and none after you will have.” (2 Chron. 1:11–12)

I DISTINCTLY REMEMBER wanting to be a ballerina when I was a little girl. I have neither the body nor the grace to be a dancer, but I remember wishing with all of my little four-year-old heart that I could be a dancer. Instead of putting me in dance classes my mother bought me a black tutu and red house slippers for Christmas that year. I twirled in front of the full-length mirror, and I truly was a dancer, at least for that day. After that I immediately moved on to other dreams, as most four year olds do.

My mother knew my heart’s desire wasn’t to dance, but sometimes it’s not so easy to truly know our heart’s desires. Sometimes we are like Solomon, and we say all the right things to God, but then we turn away from Him with our actions. It is not enough to know that we need wisdom in our lives, but we need to truly seek after God’s wisdom daily. This happens through reading Scripture, both individually and corporately through worship and Bible studies. If we are to seek wisdom from God and to learn from Him and truly follow Him, then we need to continually ask God to conform our heart’s desires to His will.

Seek God’s wisdom through a study of Scripture with others.

Sara Galyon and her husband Philip both serve in youth ministry in the north Alabama area. Her family enjoys traveling, baseball, and serving God together.

© 2018 Wesleyan Publishing House. Reprinted from Light from the Word. Used by permission.