King Solomon was a cool guy.
“He’s the wisest (and richest) man who ever lived,” my parents told me one night when we were reading by my bedside. I was 7 or 8 years old.
“Why?” I asked, as any kid does.
“Because he prayed for it. He asked God for wisdom, and God gave him wisdom.”
I probably didn’t even know what wisdom was back then. Making good decisions, looking at the deeper side of life… I had a clue, but really, I had no clue. At least, I couldn’t have had an idea when compared with what I know now, which is still of little consequence.
I always liked poetry and writing, but I didn’t want to major in any kind of writing field because I felt it was too personal. I also disliked most of my high school English courses, save one— the teacher loved my “insightful” thoughts on a painting she had us interpret.
But God had a different idea, and after a year and a half of denying the fact that He wanted me to study journalism, I finally gave in.
So how does this sidenote tie in with Solomon? (I’m obviously still working on my writing skills.)
I prayed a prayer for wisdom that night as a child when my parents read to me about Israel’s king, and I’ve started multiple blogs the last few years in an attempt to simultaneously capture this gift of writing and these tidbits of wisdom that I receive from the Lord.
It’s honestly not me: I can’t tie things together and speak into people’s lives like He can. He knows you intimately.
And from there, let me share my heart.
This blog is unique. It’s simple. I post when He gives me something so inspirational that I can’t help but write it down. And sharing those nuggets— seeing people’s lives influenced— is so satisfying and humbling. It further confirms that when we are weak, He is strong. When we have no direction, He gives us a compass. (My first post was after weeks of not reading the Word, knowing God wasn’t first in my life, yet He used me.)
So may what you see here be a God thought. May these tidbits encourage you and help you grow, and may they never make you say, “Gee, that girl’s got it together.”
Because if it were up to me, I’d be an unhappy, unwise nutritionist seeking answers in a world that knows only questions.