Seize the Moment – Day 812


The Opportunity of a Lifetime!

1 Kings 3


Good morning! This is Pastor Jerry Ingalls from New Castle First Baptist Church and today is Tuesday, June 7.


If God gave you the opportunity to ask for anything you want, what would you ask for? Before you give a flippant response to this question, take time to think deeply upon this opportunity of a lifetime. Your answer reveals your heart and determines the way in which you will walk.


Solomon is the new king of Israel, and, in his great wealth, he offered a large sacrifice to God, after which the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, “Ask what you wish me to give you” (1 Kings 3:5). Solomon’s response, in 1 Kings 3:9, pleased God: “Give Your servant an understanding heart to judge Your people to discern between good and evil. For who is able to judge this great people of Yours?”


A thousand years later, in Mark 10:51-52, a blind beggar was crying out to Jesus from the side of the road when Jesus responded, “‘What do you want Me to do for you?’ And the blind man said to Him, ‘Rabboni, I want to regain my sight!’ And Jesus said to him, ‘Go; your faith has made you well.’ Immediately he regained his sight and began following Him on the road.”


Two men, one a rich ruler and the other a poor beggar, are given the opportunity of a lifetime. The first received the ability to hear with his heart and the second the ability to see with his eyes. Both, in response, are invited to follow in the way to demonstrate that they have received the true gift – a relationship with the Gift-Giver. Today, God is offering you the same opportunity of a lifetime.


Seize the moment and “Delight yourself in the Lord; and He will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord, trust also in Him, and He will do it” (Psalm 37:4-5).

God bless you!
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