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Wednesday, March 19, 2008

A Swift Answer

Daniel 9:20-21

20 While I was speaking and praying, confessing my sin and the sin of my people Israel and making my request to the LORD my God for his holy hill- 21 while I was still in prayer, Gabriel, the man I had seen in the earlier vision, came to me in swift flight about the time of the evening sacrifice.

A couple of weeks ago as we closed out our "Stepping Up" study, my friend told us about a guy named Daniel who had tried to commit suicide. We all stopped immediately and prayed for him. This was one prayer request that could not wait. As I petitioned the Throne room of grace, my heart broke in prayer and I actually cried. I cried because I remember the feeling of hopelessness before I started walking with the Lord. I cried because of the grace that the Lord has had on my life. Anyway, as we joined in prayer I prayed that Daniel would turn to Christ and that he would have hope. I prayed that his life would honor God like our Daniel in the word.
So, yesterday my friend comes to bible study and says she has a praise. That very night that we prayed, Daniel had accepted Christ. Praise God! She told us the whole story and we all had chills. Sometimes God acts swiftly and sometimes we have to wait. I just love the above verse in Daniel because while Daniel was praying the Lord sent the angel Gabriel. Just went I start to get frustrated and wonder if God hears me or if He is going to act He blows me away with a story like Daniel coming to Christ.
1 John 5:14
14This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us.

5 comments:

Leigh said...

Hallelujiah! Praise God!

Profbaugh said...

Woo Hoo!!! PTL!!

~Cheryl

Emily said...

Wow, that's awesome! This is great to hear, I have a friend that needs Christ and it seems like it is impossible sometimes to get through to her. Prayer is so powerful!

Sherry said...

Woo, Lord! You showed out! Praise Your Name!

Thanks for sharing, girl!

GiGi said...

Wow that is such an awesome story! I found your blog and I love it! I live in Georgia so we're like neighbors lol

Hey I wanted to ask how you got a different background- I only saw a few to choose from like polka dots, squares, etc.

Oh, and I love your music- I haven't figured out how to add music to my page either :(