Good morning steadfast people
Daniel 10:12 Then he continued, “Do not be afraid, Daniel. 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.”
Every person sets their mind to something; the question is what have you set your mind to? What is it that you earnestly desire? What are you pursuing in life? What gets priority of your time, energy and money? What have you set your mind to do?
You might be a person who doesn’t buy into all that ‘setting your mind to something’ business and you have a laid back attitude where you are just enjoying life. Then that is your answer to this question. You have set your mind to ‘enjoying life’. Is enjoying life wrong? No, but it should not be the pursuit of life.
God heard and responded to Daniel because of his desire to understand the things of God and to walk humbly. These are two life-changing issues that we would all do well to set our minds to. They don’t just happen. Nothing eternally worth while happens without ‘setting our mind’ to it.
I simply want to encourage us all today to give focused attention and time to that which is most important. Understanding the things of God happens on purpose with constant meditation on God’s Word, listening to and being in communion with the Holy Spirit, reading books that inspire and instruct, listening to those who correctly handle the Word of God and the list goes on. How much time do you give to this? Walking humbly before God is something we do (the alternative is God humbling us