A WORD FOR TODAY
GOD CAN USE YOU, IF YOU MAKE YOURSELF AVAILABLE FOR HIM
In the first reading of today Daniel became a channel through which the Lord communicated to king Nebuchadnezzar what was to happen to his kingdom. The king had a dream, but he could not interprete it, but when Daniel who was full of the Holy Spirit was called, he interpreted the meaning of the dream to the king and let him know what was going to happen in the future. God used him and He can use you if you make yourself available.
God speaks to us from time to time in different ways and if we are awake in the spirit we will be able to understand what the Lord is telling us and we shall make the necessary adjustments so as not to be taken unawares when things begin to happen. God spoke through Daniel because he was disposed to be in the spirit and to let the Lord make use of Him. If we draw closer to the Lord, He will make use of us and we shall be a channel through which He will reach so many souls in this life.
We must live in this world with the consciousness that it will come to an end one day, therefore, we must be ready at all times so as not to be found wanting when the Lord appears. Jesus told His disciples in the gospel reading not to be carried away by what they see, but to stay focused and observe the signs of the time. This will help them not to be led astray by false prophets.
In matters of visions, revelations, dreams and signs, God speaks to us in different ways, but in this age He has spoken to us through His Son our Lord Jesus Christ. He has revealed everything that will happen in the future in Christ. We only need to open our hearts to accept His message and we will be enlightened in what will happen. We will not be led astray if we are deeply connected to Jesus and if we let Him be our guide always.
If you need to know what the Lord has said about your life and what the future will be, you must devote quality time to study the Scriptures. You must believe God's word and you will not patronize false prophets and visioners who will only see visions for you when you have paid them ransomely. They will manipulate you to their own advantage and in the end you will be worse than you were when you met them._
God can make use of you to communicate His truth to the world if you will submit yourself to Him and let Him reign in your life. Daniel was obedient to God and God used Him to enlighten the king, if we honour the Lord sincerely in our heart and live a holy life, God will always speak through us and those who encounter us will come to know that we belong to God and will never lead them astray.
Beware of false prophets and fake visioners who will claim to hear or see from God what they have never heard or seen. If you are gullible, they will get you and they will confuse you and that will make you to be in their bondage and they will take advantage of you. Therefore, be wise and be close to Jesus always and He will show you the path of life through His words which He has given to us in the Scriptures._
Good morning dearest one. SmileðŸ˜Šas you do your work and do have a wonderful day. May Jesus give you the grace to live well so that you will be a channel through which He will reach other souls on need. Amen. And may the Almighty God bless you: the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen.
*Meditation:* Daniel 2:31-45/Daniel 3:35-39/Luke 21:5-11
*Watch-Word:* Be faithful unto death says the Lord, and I will give you the crown of life.
_*God is still speaking to us, open your inner eyes and ears to see His glory and to hear His message and you will become a channel through which He will reach others.*_
(Tuesday of the 34th Week in the Ordinary Time, Year 1)