An Encounter With God
Are you seeking an answer to a situation in your life? Then you must get alone with the Lord and seek Him with all of your heart. You must come to the end of yourself. Once you are beyond your own abilities, that is when the Lord can do His greatest work. This is what I have encountered time after time when I needed an answer to a situation. I first had to realize that I could not do anything in the natural to change the issue or find a solution to a problem.
We just experienced this with a weekend where we needed to find an additional camera operator. I tried and tried, for over a month, to find this person with zero results. Just when I was about to call the race promoter to let them know we did not have a solution to cover their event, the date for one of the races on that weekend was changed eliminating the problem.
Even though I had taken this situation to the Lord in prayer while I was searching for a camera person, it wasn’t until I had exhausted every possibility I received my answer. I already knew the only way to fix this was for one of the races to be rescheduled…and so that was my request of the Lord. Was it coincidence or circumstances that led to the change, not in my opinion, I believe it was divine intervention.
What impossible situation do you face in your life today? Take it to the One where impossible is not even a word in His vocabulary. When you do that, prepare for an encounter with our Lord.
An Encounter With God
by Os Hillman
“So I was left alone, gazing at this great vision, I had no strength left, my face turned deathly pale and I was helpless.” – Daniel 10:8
Daniel received a vision that troubled him greatly. He wanted understanding of this vision. He set himself out to understand the vision by fasting for three weeks. Three days after his three weeks of fasting, a messenger of God appeared to Daniel. The messenger explained that Heaven had heard his prayer from the first day, but the angel was temporarily prevented from coming by the prince of Persia, a demon angel, who sought to thwart God’s messenger from coming to Daniel.
There are times in our lives when we must set ourselves to seeking God with all our hearts. It is in these times that we hear from Heaven in ways we may never have experienced before. Daniel’s perseverance in prayer was rewarded with a personal encounter with Heaven. However, in order to receive from God, Daniel had to be left alone, have his strength removed, and be placed in a helpless condition. When we have no ability in our own strength to move Heaven or the events around us, we are in position to hear from Heaven. It is the acknowledgment of our humanity and our frailness that places us in a position to have a personal encounter with the living God.
Do you need a personal encounter with God today? Do you need God to intervene on your behalf? Seek Him with all your heart. Demonstrate to Him you are serious. Get alone and acknowledge your helpless condition before Him. He will reward you with His presence.