March 21st, 2013

We could take from Daniel 10 that our timing is not necessarily God’s timing. Or, maybe I should say that what happens in the scheme of our lives on this present earth may not always appear to you & I to be in sync with what we perceive as GOD’S TIMING. We can easily question why He doesn’t answer our prayers when we want Him to, or in the way we deem fit to be answered.

It seems clear to me that it was confirmed to Daniel by the direct, yet graceful words of the great archangel Gabriel in verse 12, that from the very first day that Daniel set his heart to understand  what was going on during this time in Israel that God did indeed hear the prayer of His servant. Maybe what is happening in this present timeframe we live in, is actually closer to God’s timing or timeframe after all? Gabriel explained that the two worlds (spiritual & physical) were battling while Daniel was praying. This spiritual battle actually caused the 3 week delay of his prayer being answered.

If the very words we speak to Him are important at the moment we utter them, then it appears that our timeframe and his timeframe are very much the same. This gives me much assurance of the importance of praying “YOUR WILL BE DONE” as Jesus taught  us in Matthew 6. It also reminds me of how small I am, yet not insignificant to God. And even more importantly how much He loves my conversation with Him and takes it very seriously!

My point is that we need to live and pray as if we care that God’s will is done above our own intentions or desired outcome. If you are in a situation that is not understandable to you, keep praying for God’s will to be done. This could be very complex for the spouse that is praying for a miracle in their marriage or that the divorce would not go through. Though we know that it is not God’s ultimate plan for divorce, it is impossible to take the human factor out of the equation.

Please keep in mind when we are praying for matters that involve humans, that the will of humans are now also on the playing field so to speak. When our wills are present, we have a whole new set of parameters to deal with. Our Sovereign God is graceful and He does let us make decisions for ourselves that may not be in our best interest.

Our prayer is that you would not grow weary in prayer. I truly believe that our God hears each and every one, and He is glorified by the words we pray. I pray you would be strengthened in the times it’s hard to endure through prayer, and that you would continually praise Him as you see His hand through your prayers.


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