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Sunday, January 16, 2011

God Hears Your Prayers

Dear beloved: At this time of distress and sorrows in our nation's history, know that the God who created you hears your prayers and is compassionate about every detail of your life. Many times in the confusion and busyness of life we forget to cry out to God, reserving that for the times that we are very broken and in desperate need. I want to encourage you, beloved, to humble yourself before the Lord, this day and every day, and know that God loves you and cares about you.

In Daniel chapter 10, we read about the classic battle between good and evil that is a picture of the battle going on in the life of every believer. Daniel is fasting amd praying, mourning and crying out to the Lord for understanding and deliverance of his people. Dan10:2 At that time, I, Daniel, mourned for 3 weeks. I ate no choice foods; no meat, or wine touched my lips, and I used no lotions at all until the three weeks were over. As a result of the fast and humbling himself before the Lord, God sent His heavenly messenger, the angel of the Lord to speak to Daniel. In verse 11, the angel speaks to Daniel, "Daniel, you who are highly esteemed, consider carefully the words I am about to speak to you, and stand up, for I have now been sent to you." And when he said this to me, I stood up trembling." v12 Then he continued,"Do not be afraid, Daniel. For since the first day that you set your mind to gain understanding and to humble yourself before your God, your words were heard, and I have come in response to them."

Beloved, do not give up hope when you haven't heard from the Lord for your breakthrough. Keep praying, keep believing, keep lifting up your prayers to the God who can move heaven and earth; He hears your prayers and just as He sent an angel in response to Daniel's request and humbling himself before God, so will He for you. God knows your every need (Matthew 6:8) even before you speak them, and He knows your heart. He will send His angels to guard over you(Psalm 91:11), and He will send His angels to minister to you in your time of need.(Matthew 4:11) Ask in faith and watch the Lord do it, He is faithful to hear our every word! God bless you this day as you cry out to the Lord, in Christ, Jim

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