Good morning, Mighty woman of God! I love, love, love this scripture. I pray that the Holy Spirit will bring it to light for you.
(Daniel 10:10-13), A hand touched me and set me trembling on my hands and knees. He said, "Daniel, you who are highly esteemed, consider carefully the words I am about to speak to you, and stand up, for I have now been sent to you." And when he said this to me, I stood up trembling. 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. But the prince of the Persian Kingdom resisted me twenty-one days. Then Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me, because I was detained there with the king of Persia.
Daniel was a mighty man of God. He was also considered a friend of God. In other words, God called Daniel His friend. That's awesome! How many of you know that if you have a prayer life (a life centered around prayer), that God calls you His friend. A life centered around prayer is different than prayer centered around your life. If prayer is centered around your life, that means that you pray when you get a chance, or when it is convenient for you. A life centered around prayer means that you pray in order to get through things of this world. You don't have to eat first. You don't have to go to the store first, you pray for guidance. You are seeking first the Kingdom of God and all His righteousness and you know that all things will be added unto you.
Daniel had been fasting and praying for 21 days, for an answer from God for the interpretation of King Nebuchadnezzar's dream. While on his knees praying, an angel appeared to Daniel and told him that God answered his prayer from the very first day that he prayed. But the angel goes on to say that he was held up in the spirit realm by the by the prince of Persia for 21 days. The prince of Persia is the enemy. The angel also goes on to say that he had to get help from Michael, a chief prince (an angel).
Woman of God, the Lord wants you to know that He has heard your prayers. He has seen your tears and you cries in the night. You are considered God's friend and His desire is for you to have the very best. Sometimes prayers and blessings that you have been praying for are being held up in the spirit realm. Sometimes you have to get on your knees until they hurt, fast and speak your blessings into existence and do spiritual warfare. You have to know how to war in the spirit. Speak in tongues, pray and travail. Just like Daniel, you may have to fast. You have to be willing to do whatever the Holy Spirit tells you to do. The prince of Persia, does not want you to receive your blessings, or your spiritual gifts.
The most important thing about that scripture is that Daniel first humbled himself before God. If you have not humbled yourself before God, your blessing will be detained until you do. The Spirit of Humility will get you very far in your relationship with God, it builds your character. A lot of us think that we are humble and meek, but we are not. Pray and ask God to show you the areas in your life that need to be more humble. Even though Daniel was considered a righteous man and a friend of God's, he still presented himself humble to God. AMEN!