Follow the blueprint
for being in Christ
â€œO LORD, my God, you have made me, your servant, king to succeed my father David; but I am a mere youth, not knowing at all how to act. I serve you in the midst of the people whom you have chosen, a people so vast that it cannot be numbered or counted. Give your servant, therefore, an understanding heart to judge your people and to distinguish right from wrong. For who is able to govern this vast people of yours?â€
We could make much the same prayer as Solomon did. Lord, give me a wise and understanding heart so that I may serve you in the midst of all those around me. Help me to distinguish between right and wrong so as to follow the path Your Son Jesus has set for me.
Solomon was young and wasnâ€™t quite aware of what God had in store for him. He wasnâ€™t aware of Godâ€™s blueprint for his life. Solomon made the right choice. He prayed for wisdom â€“ a wisdom that would allow him to build his life on Godâ€™s way, according to Godâ€™s plan. This gave him confidence in leading and building as ruler of Israel. He prayed to follow Godâ€™s blueprint for his life.
If youâ€™ve ever watched a house being built, you know that blueprints are essential. Blueprints contain plans that tells the builders how to assemble everything so that the home is strong, safe, and of high quality. A good blueprint gives a homeowner assurance that the job will be done properly and provides confidence.
Our call is to follow Godâ€™s path for us, and to pledge ourselves to following His blueprint for our lives. His blueprint gives us a guarantee â€“ confidence in all we do in Him. By following His blueprint we will succeed. We will be strong, safe, and have high quality lives that last forever. We have assurance that our lives will be lived properly and with goodness. We will judge rightly, with wisdom, and lead many to come to know, love and serve Him. He created a blueprint for each of us with all we need to live a faithful life, a life that draws us closer to Him and leads others to Him.
Following the Lordâ€™s blueprint for us shows us what to do and how we can do it with joy, peace, and trust in both good and bad times â€“ it allows us to overcome all.
God created a blueprint for our lives. When God designed our lives, when He drew our blueprint, He accounted for everything we need to live in Him and with Him. If we build our lives on Jesus as our foundation, if we follow His blueprint, if we are truly wise, we will, like Solomon, ask correctly. Lord, show us the way! It takes time to learn how to follow His blueprint for us. Like Solomon, we must continue to pray for the wisdom to follow His blueprint for our lives and work daily to live it out, to follow Him and live in Him.