One day at about three in the afternoon he had a vision. He distinctly saw an angel of God, who came to him and said, “Cornelius!” Acts 10:3 (NIV)
He is described as devout and God-fearing. It is said that he gives generously to those in need. Scriptures say he prays to God regularly. This centurion was blessed to see an angel. Do we consider ourselves devout? Are we truly devoted to the Lord? Or do we hold back or look to our own devices? Are we God-fearing? Or do we spend more time worrying about what people expect than what is in God´s heart and mind? How generous are we in giving? Do we give from our plenty? Or do we give more according to the need? What about prayer? Are they moments we have set aside? Is it something we can skip if we don´t find the time? Or is it something that consumes us and increasingly occupies us as our walk with Christ grows more intimate?
If we want to receive messages directly from God, should we be like characters we know who have seen angels? If we want to be visited, directed and strengthened by God´s helpers, could we begin to reflect the same faith? Would being more enveloped in Jesus make us the kind of Christian who could see angels?
Draw us so close to You today that Your nature begins to show in us! Make us devout, caring, giving and praying souls who need that close connection with You! Make us so focused upon You that we can be worthy of seeing Your blessed messengers, the angels we pray!