Mary Ann Cobos Boyd



Posted by [email protected] on March 29, 2014 at 9:20 AM



I was reading Daniel chapter 10, and God began to show me a few things..... words of encouragement.


Have you ever been given a dream, a vision, a hope.. and it seems like no one stands with you, or believes you. Maybe it's an idea, and they tell you it can't be done.. Maybe it's a hope for a son or daughter that everyone else thinks is a failure... maybe it's a vision for your church, your ministry, your city... and no one steps up to join you to bring it to a reality...


so you stand there alone with your dream, you vision, and what you know is true... Daniel went through this. He was given a word and a vision, and he said.. "this is no lie.. it's real.. I saw this!!!! The ones that were with him.. got scared and RAN!!! And he too was afraid... but he didn't run from it... the Lord himself.. came to him and strengthened him.. sent angels to deliver assurance to him.. He says in chapter 10 that he had no strength left.... (have you ever been there?... find yourself called by God and feel like you just can't go forward? Believing in something but feel like you can't carry that hope anymore)


but then.. He was strengthened in every way.. God's word came to him.. words that were meant just for him from God... God has a word just for you.. what he has spoken to you is yours and no one can take that away! Daniel didn't feel he could speak.. and he needed to speak and share this amazing thing.. so guess what... a hand reached out and touched his lips.. not once but twice!!!!


... reminds me of that old song... while I was praying, somebody touched me.. it was the hand of the Lord....


And then he was picked up in God's strength to stand upon his feet... my favorite part is when Daniel says... " And when he had spoken unto me, I was strengthened" When God speaks to you... it does not matter anymore where you find yourself. it does not matter if you stand alone... if you have no support, if you feel you are not able to do what you know God wants you to do... When God speaks to you, strength comes.. faith comes and you are able to pick yourself up.. stand up straight and MOVE YOUR FEET.


Read Daniel Chapter 10... allow God to speak to you!



If you don't have a bible handy.. here it is....



1 In the third year of Cyrus king of Persia a thing was revealed unto Daniel, whose name was called Belteshazzar; and the thing was true, but the time appointed was long: and he understood the thing, and had understanding of the vision. 2 In those days I Daniel was mourning three full weeks. 3 I ate no pleasant bread, neither came flesh nor wine in my mouth, neither did I anoint myself at all , till three whole weeks were fulfilled . 4 And in the four and twentieth day of the first month, as I was by the side of the great river, which is Hiddekel; 5 Then I lifted up mine eyes, and looked , and behold a certain man clothed in linen, whose loins were girded with fine gold of Uphaz: 6 His body also was like the beryl, and his face as the appearance of lightning, and his eyes as lamps of fire, and his arms and his feet like in colour to polished brass, and the voice of his words like the voice of a multitude. 7 And I Daniel alone saw the vision: for the men that were with me saw not the vision; but a great quaking fell upon them, so that they fled to hide themselves. 8 Therefore I was left alone , and saw this great vision, and there remained no strength in me: for my comeliness was turned in me into corruption, and I retained no strength. 9 Yet heard I the voice of his words: and when I heard the voice of his words, then was I in a deep sleep on my face, and my face toward the ground. 10 And, behold, an hand touched me, which set me upon my knees and upon the palms of my hands. 11 And he said unto me, O Daniel, a man greatly beloved, understand the words that I speak unto thee, and stand upright: for unto thee am I now sent . And when he had spoken this word unto me, I stood trembling . 12 Then said he unto me, Fear not, Daniel: for from the first day that thou didst set thine heart to understand , and to chasten thyself before thy God, thy words were heard , and I am come for thy words. 13 But the prince of the kingdom of Persia withstood me one and twenty days: but, lo, Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me; and I remained there with the kings of Persia. 14 Now I am come to make thee understand what shall befall thy people in the latter days: for yet the vision is for many days. 15 And when he had spoken such words unto me, I set my face toward the ground, and I became dumb . 16 And, behold, one like the similitude of the sons of men touched my lips: then I opened my mouth, and spake , and said unto him that stood before me, O my lord, by the vision my sorrows are turned upon me, and I have retained no strength. 17 For how can the servant of this my lord talk with this my lord? for as for me, straightway there remained no strength in me, neither is there breath left in me. 18 Then there came again and touched me one like the appearance of a man, and he strengthened me, 19 And said , O man greatly beloved, fear not: peace be unto thee, be strong , yea, be strong . And when he had spoken unto me, I was strengthened , and said , Let my lord speak ; for thou hast strengthened me. 20 Then said he, Knowest thou wherefore I come unto thee? and now will I return to fight with the prince of Persia: and when I am gone forth , lo, the prince of Grecia shall come . 21 But I will shew thee that which is noted in the scripture of truth: and there is none that holdeth with me in these things, but Michael your prince.


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