by Lenny Ports

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Series: Surrender
Lenny Ports
1 Kings 3:5-14

Last week I preached a message called THE POWER OF NEVERTHELESS. Taken from the account of Jesus praying to the Father in the Garden of Gethsemane ''O My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass from Me; nevertheless, not as I will, but as You will.'' (Matthew 26:39).
God showed me that when we say to God ''never-the-less'', God says to us, ''always-the-more.'' In other words, when we say I don't want to go my way, I don't want to do it my way, I don't want what I want, but I want what You want, God says, now watch me bless you beyond measure.

It reminds me of the story of King Solomon, the son of David. When David died, the throne was given to Solomon, and watch what happened with Solomon:

I Kings 3:5 At Gibeon the Lord appeared to Solomon in a dream by night; and God said, ''Ask! What shall I give you?'' 6 And Solomon said: ''You have shown great mercy to Your servant David my father, because he walked before You in truth, in righteousness, and in uprightness of heart with You; You have continued this great kindness for him, and You have given him a son to sit on his throne, as it is this day. 7 Now, O Lord my God, You have made Your servant king instead of my father David, but I am a little child; I do not know how to go out or come in. 8 And Your servant is in the midst of Your people whom You have chosen, a great people, too numerous to be numbered or counted. 9 Therefore give to Your servant an understanding heart to judge Your people, that I may discern between good and evil. For who is able to judge this great people of Yours?'' 10 The speech pleased the Lord, that Solomon had asked this thing. 11 Then God said to him: ''Because you have asked this thing, and have not asked long life for yourself, nor have asked riches for yourself, nor have asked the life of your enemies, but have asked for yourself understanding to discern justice, 12 behold, I have done according to ...

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