Day 4 - We Have It Even Better
As awesome as Daniel was in doing great exploits, he was an old covenant child of God. You and I are new covenant children of God, and according to Hebrews 8:6 we have an even better covenant based on even better promises! Do you suppose that means we can do even greater exploits than Daniel did? Jesus said we could in John 14:12 NKJV:
Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do, because I go to My Father.
In the New Testament, the apostle Paul said, “…[my determined purpose is] that I may know Him…” (Philippians 3:10 AMPC). Now, think about that. Paul didn’t say that his determined purpose was to reach most of the known world with the Gospel…although he did that. He didn’t say that his determined purpose was to write half the New Testament…although he did that too. He didn’t say that his determined purpose was to perform miracles in the name of Jesus…even though he did do that!
No, His determined purpose was to know God—to get closer and closer to the Father, and because of that he did all those other things. It was because he knew God that he reached the known world with the Gospel, he wrote half the New Testament, and he did miracles in Jesus’ Name. His main focus was getting closer to God—and the result was reaching the world with the Gospel, writing half the New Testament, and performing miracles in Jesus’ Name.
What might happen in your life and sphere of influence if your determined purpose was to know God?
Can we get closer to Him? Can we know Him better? I think we can—I think we’re supposed to. He is ready, willing, and able to have the closest relationship possible with you, if you want it. He wants to be known!