Tuesday 14 May 2024

A God Who Answers | Part Twenty-Five.

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."
The Apostle John writes,

"Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us, whatever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we have asked of Him." (1 John 5:14-15)

This is the crux of the trail which got us here, "coming to a place of peace in our walk with God." A place of peace with God is where we are at the center of His will for us. So, when the scriptures tell us of Enoch walking with God [Genesis 5:22-24], it means to say, "Enoch started walking in the center of God's will for his life."

Enoch sought after and locked himself to the will of God and allowed himself to be conquered by it. It parallels Jesus' advice in Matthew 6:33. He said, "But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you." 

"The kingdom of God and His righteousness" can easily be sufficed as "God's will." Hence, Jesus was in essence asking us to walk with God. He asked us to walk with God, and be locked into His will, for that is the key to getting all that heaven has to offer, including walking into glory.

This was what the rascals in Matthew 7 missed. [Matthew 7:14-29] They were about their own business supposedly in the name of God. They did things that looked like the will of God, but their own lives were not subjected to the will and person of God. They were more attuned to religious practice, but their hearts were far from God.

God is not calling us to religious practice. He is calling us to Himself. He is calling us to worship, true wholehearted worship. He is calling us to the holiest of all, to Himself. He is calling us to fellowship. He is calling us to be with Him. He wants to be a God who is Near to us, not one who is distant.

The Saint.

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