"'I will do what you have asked. I will give you a wise and discerning heart, so that there will never have been anyone like you, nor will there ever be.' . . . When all Israel heard the verdict the king had given, they held the king in awe, because they saw that he had wisdom from God to administer justice" (1 Kings 3:12, 28).
In a dream, which is a creative expression of every human being, Solomon asked the Lord for wisdom to govern the people. It is interesting that his first expression of wisdom was concerning the two women who were both claiming to be the mother of a baby boy. Solomon ordered the baby cut in two, and the real mother revealed her love by withdrawing her claim so the boy could live. Solomon's solution was an answer to his prayer, and it was a creative solution to a problem he confronted on his job. Do you see your problem-solving skills as part of your creativity? Do you pray for wisdom and a listening heart so that you can face new challenges and come up with fresh, new solutions? Do you realize that God wants you to be a creative conduit through which His wisdom can flow to the part of His world that you touch?
Lord, I see that the work I do is more creative than I originally thought. I am creatively solving problems all day, and then come home to creatively solve more problems. If I was doing this and didn't realize it, what could I do if I asked you for a listening heart like Solomon did? Therefore, I am asking for creative wisdom, Lord, and I will be looking for your response in the coming days, expecting it to make a difference in my life and work.