A Message From Jon

Fasting & Feasting
Monday, March 20, 2023

Daily Devotional with Pastor Jon

March 27

. . . and he answered, Here am I. And he ran unto Eli, and said, Here am I; for thou calledst me. And he said, I called not; lie down again. And he went and lay down. And the LORD called yet again, Samuel. And Samuel arose and went to Eli, and said, Here am I; for thou didst call me. And he answered, I called not, my son; lie down again. Now Samuel did not yet know the LORD, neither was the word of the LORD yet revealed unto him.

1 Samuel 3:4 (b)-7

Notice at this point, Samuel didn’t know the Lord personally. He hadn’t yet heard from the Lord audibly. But he knew about the Lord. Samuel knew that, as God, He deserved worship and affection. Samuel didn’t yet know the Lord, but here he is, year after year, ministering to the Lord.

Ministering to the Lord before ministering for Him is also seen in the Book of Acts . . .

As they ministered to the Lord, and fasted, the Holy Ghost said, Separate me Barnabas and Saul for the work whereunto I have called them. Acts 13:2

This verse should be noted by anyone who wants to be a servant of Jesus Christ, for it was as Paul and Barnabas ministered to the Lord that He separated them for ministry. Find ways you can minister to the Lord, where no one else sees what you’re doing, but where you are pleasing the Lord simply because He’s worthy.

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.