[CF Devotionals] 2012-08-20 - What Would an Angel Say?

Daniel 10:2-14

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." (Daniel 10:12)

I had to get down to Earth. Time was of the essence. The prince of Persia thinks he is going to stand in my way; well, the prince is mistaken. As a top member of God's Heavenly army, the angel Michael came to my aid, and together we broke through the prince's trap. Don't give up, Daniel; an answer is on the way. God heard Daniel's prayer the day he prayed, and the answer was ready to be sent when Daniel started sacrificing. Then the prince detained me. Daniel gave up comforts for three weeks, and it did not go unnoticed. He didn't drink wine, eat meat, or desserts. He also did without shaving, bathing, and combing his hair.

Those around him will be happy to know he can return to his hygiene routine. Alas I was able to appear to Daniel in a vision while he was at the side of the Tigris River. Daniel was speechless and fascinated by my appearance. My skin was bronze, and I wore linen with a gold belt. My face shone like lightning, and my eyes were similar to fire torches. I spoke in a voice that mirrored a multitude. I did not see anything out of the ordinary, but I forget that humans aren't used to seeing angels, and our presence can be a little overwhelming.


Lord, Show me how to not give up. In Jesus' name I pray, Amen.

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