Greatly beloved (So what's our response?)
In Daniel 10:19, God says 'Oh man, greatly beloved. Fear not; Peace be unto you; Be strong, Yea be strong'. That is such an overwhelming assertion of God's love towards us. So what's our response?
Fire has been a part of the start of many relationships between God and man - Moses; Elijah; Consecration of the tabernacle; The day of Pentecost. It was part of the start of our relationship with God when we were filled with the Holy Ghost and fire.
The more we appreciate just how different God has now made us; how special is His calling to us; how transformed we now are by God; and how much He loves us, surely our response has got to be like Isaiah's - 'Here am I, send me'.
And it can be - as long as we keep reminding ourselves and reassessing our life to make sure it's pressures and distractions never overwhelm us.
P Bob Beverley
‘Repent, and be baptised every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of sins, and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.’ Acts 2 v 38