Daily Devotional with Pastor Jon

June 8

And it came to pass, when Solomon had finished the building of the house of the LORD, and the king’s house, and all Solomon’s desire which he was pleased to do, that the LORD appeared to Solomon the second time, as he had appeared unto him at Gibeon.

1 Kings 9:1-2

Twenty years earlier, the Lord appeared to Solomon the first time. Here, the Lord appears to him again. This reminds me that there can be great spans of time between the Lord’s dealings with us. Therefore, I think it’s dangerous to think we need to have a revelation from God or a miraculous experience every day or every week. Abraham went through years where he didn’t hear from the Lord, and yet he is called the friend of God (James 2:23). Reading the Book of Acts, it’s easy to assume that the early Church witnessed miracles daily if not hourly - until you remember that the Book of Acts covers a time span of thirty-eight years.

God is interested in developing us for eternity. To this end, He teaches us to walk by faith and not by sight. He wants us to develop discipline - to praise Him when we might not feel His presence, to study His Word even though we might not experience fresh revelation. God wants to develop and deepen you for what He has in store for you.

This Daily Devotional is an excerpt from the book "A Day of Feasting" by Pastor Jon. "A Day of Feasting" is a collection of 365 short devotions from the Old Testament books of Joshua through Malachi. If you would like your own copy of "A Day of Feasting" you can order one from the SearchLight Store.