I didn’t write out the whole chapter of Daniel 7, so if you like, go back and read it later it’s very interesting. I did this because I wanted to make a point about what Daniel did while seeing a vision. It says that he looked…but he didn’t stop looking at what he was seeing it says he kept, looking, and he also asked what it all meant. The really cool thing about his asking is that, he received the interpretation.
Many times we seek God and he gives us a dream or vision or tongues but we don’t press in to get the understanding and that’s on us. God says to ask and we will receive.
So here in Daniel 7 it says,
Daniel said: “In my vision at night I looked, and there before me were the four winds of heaven churning up the great sea. Four great beasts, each different from the others, came up out of the sea.
Again it says…
“After that, I looked, and there before me was another beast
After that, in my vision at night I looked…
“As I looked,…
“Then I continued to watch because of the boastful words the horn was speaking. I kept looking…
“In my vision at night I looked, and there before me was one like a son of man, coming with the clouds of heaven. He approached the Ancient of Days and was led into his presence. He was given authority, glory and sovereign power; all nations and peoples of every language worshiped him. His dominion is an everlasting dominion that will not pass away, and his kingdom is one that will never be destroyed.
“I, Daniel, was troubled in spirit, and the visions that passed through my mind disturbed me. I approached one of those standing there and asked him the meaning of all this.
“So he told me and gave me the interpretation of these things:
Then I wanted to know the meaning…
“He gave me this explanation:
So here is the point I want to make…
Yesterday after church we were driving home and I asked Bob to call his mom. He said she was probably at her church. I said just call her and let’s see. It turned out that she couldn’t find her car keys so we went over to help her.
We looked in her car, around the car, under the car, in the trunk, no keys. So we went into the kitchen looked in the refrigerator, yes that’s right in the frig, she said she had put away some groceries. But no keys were found. We looked through the garbage, in the dishwasher, under cabinets, and in every nook and cranny…she said she had put them in her pants pocket but she’d washed and dried those pants and put them away. So we looked in her closet and on the floor, no keys. It was disconcerting for her because she said she was starting to feel like a forgetful, little, ole lady. If you know Mom O you know she is very independent and has all her faculties about her. I mean she still drives and goes to work. She is extremely intelligent and has a great mind. So Bob said, “Let’s go get a bite to eat, give yourself some time to de-stress and when we come back we’ll find your keys.” She agreed and we went for some lunch.
When we came back home we looked some more…just like Daniel we kept looking. Then I prayed silently and asked the Holy Spirit to show us where her keys were. Bob was in the kitchen looking. I went into her bedroom; I looked under the bed in the bed and all around. Still no keys… “Lord, please let us find her keys.” In her room is a chair, I pulled back the throw pillow and I saw some reading glasses in the crack of the cushion, and then I saw them and with great joy I said, “I found the keys!”
Mom O shouted, “Really? Where were they?” Bob came rushing into the room and said, “Where were they?” I showed them where I found them and Bob said to his mom, “You must have had them in your pants pocket and laid them across the chair and they fell out.” She was so relieved and happy.
Sometimes we have to look and keep on looking. Did we feel like giving up? Yes. Did we give up? No. We knew they had to be there someplace…but it took asking the only one who knew exactly where they were, the Holy Spirit, to find them.
To look and keep on looking…many times we are weary and confused and afraid but if we will look and ask for directions…God never fails to lead us to the destination of where the treasure is hidden.
And I gave him all the glory…we couldn’t find the keys no matter how much we searched…but with His help we will never fail…
Look, watch, ask…no matter how much effort it takes…because we will find the answer if we don’t get discouraged and give up.
~~Marla Shaw O’Neill July 24, 2017
Galatians 6:9 New International Version (NIV) Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.
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Then the Lord answered me and said:
“Write the vision
And make it plain on tablets,
That he may run who reads it.
For the vision is yet for an appointed time;
But at the end it will speak, and it will not lie.
Though it tarries, wait for it;
Because it will surely come,
It will not tarry.
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His soul is not upright in him;
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