Monday 6 February 2023

Believers' Prayer Meeting with The Saint | R 15 W 2 D 1.


Welcome to The Upper Room. So glad you could drop in.

We continue leading ourselves into The Throne Room, as we meditate in The Book of Daniel. We closed out Chapter Six last Friday. Today we start with Chapter Seven. The first thing we observe is a break in the chronological order of writing.

Chapters 1-6 are written in chronological order. It starts from Nebuchadnezzar (Chapters 1-4), runs through Belshazzar (Chapter 5), and ends with Darius (Chapter 6). Chapter 7 goes back to Belshazzar (Chapter 5), instead of continuing to Cyrus.

Chapter 7 is broken into three parts. The first two are visions of Daniel, and the last is their interpretation. The first vision is that of "Four Beasts" and the second of "The Ancient of Days." We start with verse 1. Daniel 7:1 reads,

"In the first year of Belshazzar king of Babylon, Daniel had a dream and visions of his head while on his bed. Then he wrote down the dream, telling the main facts."

Wow! What another important gem of wisdom we can pick from Daniel. He did not trust his head to keep information. He understood taht is not the main job, nor strength of the head, nor mind. Their greatest job and strength is in processing, not memory.

This is one of chief reasons we journal. We journal to maintain the accuracy and detail of the event and or plan or thought. Daniel captured the visions of his head. He did not just commit them to memory. Guess what would have happened if commiting to heart or head was all he did.

There is the second importance of journaling. We can bless others with our visions, thought, and or wisdom (learnings). We are abe to gain the fruit of Daniel's visions and wisdom because he wrote them down. Also, Daniel and we are able to make continual reference to them.

The third importance we see here is that, writing clarifies thought. To write down we have to think about and over what we are writing. It brings and or forces our reasoning to participate in the process. The emotions are pacified and all the flukes are taken away.

I hope these works for you, as you begin to apply the same in your life. Journaling is a Christian Discipleship discipline. It helps you in growing, developing and maturing.

Let's pray.

The Saint.

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