”The Lord appeared to him in a dream that night and told him to ask for anything he wanted, and it would be given to him!

Solomon replied, ”You were wonderfully kind to my father David because he was honest and true and faithful to you, and obeyed your commands. And you have continued your kindness to him by giving him a son to succeed him. O Lord my God, now you have made me the king instead of my father David, but I am as a little child who doesn’t know his way around. And here I am among your own chosen people, a nation so great that there are almost too many people to count! Give me an understanding mind so that I can govern your people well and know the difference between what is right and what is wrong. For who by himself a able to carry such a heavy responsibility?” (1Kings 3: 5-9 TLB)

If God appeared to you in a dream with a blank cheque of ”ask for anything you wanted, and it would be given to you, what would you have asked for? Your prayer request tells a lot about who you are. People generally would ask for what is uppermost in their heart, when presented with the opportunity for just one request. Requests are in sizes, just like men are in sizes. Children go for toys while Sons go for an inheritance. Every granted prayer request is like a key that unlocks doors of opportunities. There is a key that can unlock any closed door. I’d call that key the golden key – the key of limitless possibilities. That was what Solomon asked for.

UNDERSTANDING is God’s golden key to your success. Understanding is the sum total of both knowledge and wisdom. It is the ability to interpret life as God sees it – the ability to see the total picture that God sees of a person or a situation. No marriage would ever be destroy by divorce if the husband saw his wife through the eyes of God, and the wife could see her husband as God sees him. The golden key of understanding makes it possible for parents and children to communicate – to hear what the other is saying with his heart.

Understanding will open the door to harmony and happiness in the home. Understanding is seeing God’s purpose in some of life’s more unpleasant events.

By using the golden key of understanding, we can unlock the doors of opportunity in every part of our lives, even in our finances.

When you ask God for the Golden key of understanding, He says to you: ”…..I am the Lord thy God which teacheth thee to profit, which leadeth thee by the way thou shouldest go.” (Isaiah 48:17 KJV)

All understanding comes from God. It is a gift only God can give.

”For the Lord grants wisdom! His every word is a treasure of knowledge and understanding.  He grants good sense to the godly – his saints. He is their shield, protecting them and guarding their pathway. He shows how to distinguish right from wrong, how to find the right decision every time.” (Proverbs 2:6-9 TLB)

A C T I O N   P O I N T

Desire and ask for the Golden key of understanding.


Heavenly father I worship you. I thank you for your promise in James 1:5 to liberally grant wisdom to anyone who asks for it. I now ask you to graciously bless me with an understanding mind, so that from now on all my decisions will be perfectly in line with your will for my life. I thank you because your word is true, in Jesus’ Name.


Receive the Golden key of understanding! The gates of blessings shall never be shut against you any more, in Jesus’ Name. Amen


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