Then said he unto me, Fear not, Daniel: for from the first day that thou didst set thine heart to understand and to chasten thyself before thy God, thy words were heard… – Daniel 10:12
Sometimes, you just know in your spirit that something needs to change in your life, and if you don’t take advantage of that intuition, you could lose the moment. When you know inside you that the time has come for a change or for something to happen, don’t take it lightly. Start praying about it, and if, after sometime you still haven’t seen the desired results, you add fasting to it. If the change still doesn’t occur after a while, keep praying and fasting about it, because the delay could be by Satan.
This was what happened to Daniel as he prayed for the deliverance of God’s people. He had read in the Book of Jeremiah that the deliverance of Israel would come after seventy years in exile, so he knew the time had come and thus began to pray. But the prince of the kingdom of Persia detained the angel that was to bring Daniel the message. Daniel, nonetheless, was faithful and kept praying.
After twenty-one days, the angel of the Lord finally came with the answer and explained what had happened (Read Daniel 10:13-14). The angel that God sent to Daniel was delayed in the spirit realm, until Michael, one of the chief angels, came to help him.
Perhaps you perceive that it’s time for a transformation in your family, business, academics, finances, health, or ministry. Take it up; fast, and pray! On the other hand, maybe you sense that there’s a certain level of operation of God’s Spirit that should be at work in your life, but you’re not experiencing it; give it attention. Fast and pray about it, because if you don’t, you may lose the timing, as well as the opportunity. So, like Daniel, set your face “…to the Lord God to seek Him by prayer and supplications, with fasting…” (Daniel 9:3-4 AMP).
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Precious Father, I thank you for the impact of your Word in my life, and for the power of your Spirit! I’m sensitive to the guidance and promptings of your Spirit, and I’m conscious of the force of your wisdom within me, to live in sync with your perfect will. Thank you for making my life glorious, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Further Study: Romans 12:12; Exodus 3:19