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Supernatural Wisdom in Ordinary Life

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When the queen of Sheba saw all the wisdom of Solomon and the palace he had built, the food on his table, the seating of his officials, the attending servants in their robes, his cupbearers, and the burnt offerings he made at the temple of the Lord, she was overwhelmed. (1 Kings 10:4-5 NIV)

Ever wonder why God wanted all these details included? I can understand the Queen of Sheba being impressed with Solomon’s great wisdom, wealth, and devotion to God. But what was it about Solomon that even the way his meals were structured left someone of her stature in awe? I’m sure the meals they ate were extravagant and the robes of his servants were made of the highest quality. But the seating of his officials? Being impressed with his cupbearers? 

This challenges me in a good way; our Father longs to order our lives so that others recognize Him in even the little things. As part of her response, the Queen of Sheba exclaimed:

“Praise be to the Lord your God, who has delighted in you and placed you on the throne of Israel. Because of the Lord’s eternal love for Israel, he has made you king to maintain justice and righteousness.” (1 Kings 10:9 NIV)

I have some family members who are a great example of this. Their home is always so organized and peaceful, and a big part of this is how structured they have allowed the Lord to help them become. They are walking in the wisdom of God in their love for Jesus and involvement in ministry, but also in their daily stewardship. I see God’s supernatural hand at work through this as much as any spiritual gifts in operation in their lives.

God loves to manifest His wisdom to each of us (James 1:5). Because He is unendingly humble, our Father enjoys releasing daily wisdom that can often seem like our own ideas. Recognizing these thoughts come from Him increases our faith that He truly is “Christ in us” (Colossians 1:27). How our Father desires to order our lives in both the greatest and tiniest areas in a way that causes others to stand in awe of His great wisdom! 

Personally, I have experienced this so many times. For instance, I’ll never forget a dream I had about a certain vitamin that would greatly improve my health—a revelation that proved true. The difference was night and day. Similarly, at work recently, I “had the thought” to attend a meeting I hadn’t planned to join. It turned out to be a wise choice, as important details were shared, preventing a lot of extra work. I’m so glad I obeyed the voice of His wisdom in both examples. All moments of Spirit-led insight and guidance, big or small, are precious to Him.

Sadly, that doesn’t mean I’ve always followed His promptings. As an extreme example, one summer when home from college at my parents, I decided not to unload my car. I literally kept it packed the entire summer because I didn’t want to have to reload it later. You can imagine how many times I ignored the thought to quit being so lazy and missed out any opportunities to be a servant and give others a ride. 

What about you? I encourage you today to ask our Father what ideas He has to further order your daily life. Then, take time to listen quietly before Him. You just might be surprised at both the big and little ways He plans to intervene.


Scripture is quoted from THE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.® Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide.

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Rich Miller is the Manager of Digital Interactions in the Prayer Center and has been with CBN since 2011. He and his wife live near Columbus, OH and enjoy the outdoors, watching crime dramas and playing video games. An avid history buff, Rich loves studying church history and the parallels we can draw to modern day Christianity.

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