Monday 8 May 2023

Believers' Prayer Meeting with The Saint | R 17 W 1 D 1.


Welcome to The Upper Room. So glad to have you join us.

We continue with our meditations in The Book of Daniel, as we continue to dig deeper into verse 13 of Chapter 10. It reads,

"But the prince of the kingdom of Persia withstood me twenty-one days; and behold, Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me, for I had been left alone there with the kings of Persia."

God is the very source of our contentions. He calls us long before we are ready. He calls us truly before we get on the scene of life. Our days he already knows and has ordained even before we are conceived. We simply come on stage to live that which He has written in the volume of the book concerning us. [Hebrews 10:7; Ecclesiastes 3:11; Jeremiah 1:5; Psalm 139:13]

We get the WHAT and the WHY before we come on the scene, yet we are strangers to these, till we figure out HOW. [Ecclesiastes 3:11] Our struggle thus begins from conception, as we look for meaning and answer to the struggle within. Our parents and guardians are given to us as under Shepherds, to help in assuaging the contention within.

Fortunately, or unfortunately, not all parents, guardians, under-shepherds, etc. measure up to the task. They themselves are a part of the evolution process and are at different stages of the continuum spectrum. They as much could do with a whole lot of help, just as they are expected to be the help that we have.

I was introduced to religion at a very tender age. Note, it was religion, not God. The practice is not the person or the relationship. It was the observance and use of God and or religion. Something deep within me yearned for the metaphysical, I did not understand.

Could that have been the case with Jacob? Something inside of him told him he was the leader, but his physical reality was otherwise. He wanted to be born first, but he was not. What he lost at birth, he continued to strive for, so much that he tricked the brother of his birthright. 

It was not something he merely thought up. Rather, it was a part of the contention in his life. What he did was supposed to have quieted the unease within, but it did not. Rather, it pushed him into exile. Could that have been the same with Moses also?

Moses saw He who is invisible and caught a vision for his life. He taught he was ready, and it was an immediate action to take. Well, he missed queued, and that sent him, also into exile. He was out of phase with God's timing and strategy.

Let's pray.

The Saint.

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