by Debbie Mason
Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous deeds among all peoples.
Psalm 96:3 (NIV)
So the king gave the order, and they brought Daniel and threw him into the lions’ den … A stone was brought and placed over the mouth of the den, and the king sealed it with his own signet ring and with the rings of his nobles, so that Daniel’s situation might not be changed.
Daniel 6:16-17 NIV (emphasis mine)
“I, even I, am the Lord, and apart from me there is no savior. I have revealed and saved and proclaimed—I, and not some foreign god among you. You are my witnesses,” declares the Lord, “that I am God. Yes, and from ancient days I am he. No one can deliver out of my hand. When I act, who can reverse it? See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?”
Isaiah 43:11-13, 19 NIV (emphasis mine)
It’s Christmas time again!
I love this time of year! This week I found myself saying “it just doesn’t FEEL like Christmas yet”. I’m sure you’ve uttered the same thing at some point. God spoke something to me this week that I felt led to share: “Just because it doesn’t feel like Christmas, doesn’t mean it isn’t!”
We’ve been talking about miracles at CCC lately. God is the God of miracles. (Psalm 96:3) He performs signs and wonders and does things only He can take credit for!
When we look throughout the Bible we see that in miracle situations, the God-fearers did not know they were about to experience a miracle.
Take Daniel, for example. Through his entire life God did wonders and preserved him in a wicked generation, yet in his old age he faced a life-threatening problem: the lion’s den.
If we could examine Daniel’s journal, I imagine he would have thought this was the end of his journey, that God was done with him, but God had another plan. A miracle was about to break forth! Daniel may not have felt the miracle was near as he was lowered into that den full of man-eating lions, but that didn’t change the fact of what was about to happen.
Maybe it doesn’t feel like your situation is about to change. Maybe you believe your hard place cannot break into a place of provision. It’s been that way for too long… Friend, that is a lie from the enemy of your soul. He wants you stay stuck, hopelessly bound to the limitations of what you see and feel. If you are born of Christ, you have spiritual eyes! See that God is in the miracle business! He is near.
Keep pressing in. Keep praying, asking, seeking, knocking… Place your trust in Him alone.
Believe He is able. He is willing. He will surely do it for you!