This morning, Jan and I talked about ways to recalibrate our lives in preparation for the coming of 2021. We realize some things are transpiring that do not give us the luxury of waiting until January 1 to enter deeper spiritual disciplines. Daniel’s life was the subject of our conversation.
As I considered what this meant for us as a couple, I was drawn to Daniel 2:20-21, where the text reads, “Blessed be the name of God forever and ever, for wisdom and might are His. And He changes the times and the seasons; He removes kings and raises up kings; He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to those who have understanding.”
The removing and raising of leaders is a popular topic now considering the recent election, but it was something else in the verse that caught my attention. Since God will be the one who does the final removing or raising of leaders, I was more interested in receiving the wisdom and knowledge the verse highlighted to understand the times in which we live.
In the coming days, perhaps our most impactful prayer will be to ask God for understanding. Discernment is another word used to define understanding. Many are beginning to see the critical need to quiet our souls at this time and seek Heaven’s understanding of the new time and season we are about to enter. The kind of wisdom promised in Daniel 2 will reveal the critical next steps we will need to take to move forward in the will of God. Knowledge will come alongside the revelation provided by wisdom to help us know where to place our feet. Discovering that pathway is the result of understanding the time and season in which we live from Heaven’s perspective.