Today I was blog searching~ And, I found this article written by Shelly Wildman over at Mels World and in this article Shelly was talking about how God kept prompting her to read the book of Daniel~ she talked about how many times she has read it before and how yes it is full of Prophesies that are just way over her head but, this time God showed her something Completely different.
In Daniel 9:23, the angel Gabriel (yes, the same Gabriel who visited Elizabeth and Mary in Luke chapter 1) visits Daniel as he is pouring out his heart before God, confessing his sin and praying for mercy on the people of Israel.
Here’s what the angel says to Daniel:
“The moment you began praying, a command was given. And now I am here to tell you what it was, for you are very precious to God. . . .” (New Living Translation)
This verse practically jumped off the page of my Bible and kissed me in the face. I couldn’t believe how wonderful it was to read those words, “. . . you are very precious to God.”
I felt like God was telling me that it’s not just Daniel who was precious. I am also very precious to God. And you are too.
Precious enough that He hears our prayers.
Precious enough that He commands angels to help us.
Precious enough to reveal His word to us.
This really spoke to me, it was a gentle reminder that I am important to God~ I am precious to Him and everything about me, who I am and what I am going through is important to Him.
I just wanted to share this with my readers that you know you are too very PRECIOUS TO GOD.