Finding Your Creative Bones® 365-Day Devotional © 2023
When you awake at odd times, perhaps you have sensed God in your dreams.
After David made Solomon King, God spoke to Solomon in a dream.
In Gibeon, Solomon had a vision of the Lord in a dream by night; and God said to him, Say what I am to give you. (1 Kings 3.5 Bible in Basic English (BBE))
Solomons response was
Give your servant, then, a wise heart for judging your people, able to see what is good and what evil; for who is able to be the judge of this great people? Now these words and Solomon's request were pleasing to the Lord. And God said to him, Because your request is for this thing, and not for long life for yourself or for wealth or for the destruction of your haters, but for wisdom to be a judge of causes; I have done as you said: I have given you a wise and far-seeing heart, so that there has never been your equal in the past, and never will there be any like you in the future. And with this I have given you what you made no request for: wealth and honour, so that no king was ever your equal. And if you go on in my ways, keeping my laws and my orders as your father David did, I will give you a long life. (1 Kings 3.9-14 Bible in Basic English (BBE))
Over and over again, the Bible references God or his Angels approaching people in their dreams. Perhaps you have sensed God in your dreams?
As a result of a dream with God, Solomon received the gifts that would enable him to be a genuinely caring, fair, and wonderful King. He would never be forgotten. Will you triumph with your calling from God by using the gifts he has given you? Do you recognize and utilize your talents to build the kingdom, or do they lie untended, unused, and degenerating as the days pass? There is much for us to learn, but be sure to waste your gifts to deny another person the grace that is theirs. It is such a shame that what was planned can be thwarted by the negligence of our gifts. For your gifts are not only for you. They are primarily for the world so all can see the grace of God through you.
God, I may not be sure that you have visited my dreams. But there are days when I wake up, and you are first on my mind. Perhaps you are speaking to me those days, and that is why I wake at odd times during the night. Like Solomon, I ask for wisdom and good judgment. I also humbly request what I need to care for myself and my family. Enable my mind and heart to ask wisely and in a manner, you are always pleased with. I will look for you in my dreams and listen for your guidance. Thank you, Lord. Amen.
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