God spoke to Solomon, "What do you need from me? Ask and I'll give it to you." 2 Chronicles 1:7-12.
Wow! If God asked you today what you needed, what would you ask Him for?
I'm not sure how to answer that question because it's always been hard for me to look at my personal needs and feel like they are important. From the time I was small, it was drummed into me to please others - to please Daddy, to please my teachers, to please the adults around me, to please God. You do that by being meek, obedient, compliant. Never be a nuisance! Never have needs of your own .
So as my relationship with the Lord deepens and He looks at me with tender eyes and says What do you need from me? I don't know how to answer Him. I need so many things. Yet He's asking - what is it at the core of my being that I need?
I need a voice and the courage to express the words that have been stifled for so long. I need wisdom and strength for each day to relate to the world and others around me.
But at the very core, I need a relationship like Adam had at first with Him - to be able to walk with Him intimately; to laugh with Him and know He approves of me; and I need to be able to share that wonderful relationship with those around me.
What do you need from Him, today?