In those days I, Daniel, was mourning three full weeks. I ate no pleasant food, no meat or wine came into my mouth, nor did I anoint myself at all, till three whole weeks were fulfilled. Daniel 10:2-3
When it comes to assembling new purchases we think, “When all else fails, read the directions!” The Christian version of this approach says, “When all else fails, pray!” Sadly, when we are faced with a need or a crisis, we try everything to solve it on our own. And when our efforts fail, we finally succumb to prayer.
This wasn’t Daniel’s approach. When he had a vision of a great conflict that was to take place (Daniel 10:1), he was greatly burdened by what he saw. So what did he do? He immediately set himself apart to seek the Lord. For three weeks he fasted and prayed for greater understanding of the vision he had seen. A heavenly messenger came to him to answer his prayer at the end of the three weeks and granted him the understanding he sought.
Let us follow Daniel’s example by beginning everything with prayer: meals, our day, meetings, problems. Let us pray without ceasing (1 Thessalonians 5:17).
Any concern too small to be turned into a prayer is too small to be made into a burden. Corrie ten Boom
The Vision of Glory | Daniel 10 | John MacArthur | The Book of Daniel Series