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Daniel 10: God’s Mission

Saturday, December 21, 2019

This is a portion of the story of the bright, young Jewish man, Daniel, who goes in to exile with the Jewish nation.  He continues to follow God’s will in the new and alien land; and God never lets him down.  Rather, God cares for Daniel – and his companions Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego (Chapter 3) even the fires of a great furnace.  This prophecy is full of wonderful stories we heard as children.  It is full of mysterious visions that explain our future.  It is full of the promise of the present . . . and we have much we might learn about humble obedience when called . . .

Stand up, for my mission now is to you . . .

When we hear these words we, like Daniel, struggle to understand what God has in mind for us and how we might do God’s will.

From the first day you made up your mind to acquire understanding and humble yourself before God, your prayer was heard . . .

When we understand that God has chosen us for a mission, we will likely fear that is too difficult and too impossible for us.

Fear not beloved, you are safe; take courage and be strong . . .

When we believe that God is with us, there is nothing we cannot do when God asks . . .

Written on November 18, 2010 and posted today as a Favorite.

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