Bold no matter what!
26 “I decree that everyone throughout my kingdom should tremble with fear before the God of Daniel. For he is the living God and he will endure forever. His kingdom will never be destroyed, and his rule will never end.27 He rescues and saves his people; he performs miraculous signs and wonders in the heavens and on earth, He has rescued Daniel from the power of the lions.”
This is such an amazing scripture because it reflects the faithfulness of God. Two men tried so hard to get Daniel killed, out of Jealously. As easily as Daniel could have bowed down to king Darius, he did not. He remained faithful as, he was in his worked and prayed to the Lord 3 times a day as if the law that was put up against him. He was thrown into the lion’s den that was guarded, and came out alive. And this scripture is the Kings reply, the King was upset that he had to even put Daniel in the lion’s den but he was not able to break the law. The same God that saved Daniel in the lion’s den is the same God we serve today. God is a miracle worker and faithful to those who are faithful to him and continue to chase after him. Daniel chose God even when everyone else did not and his life was on the line!
Most recently I have struggled with an ethics class, my struggle was : that I either become bold in what I know is true or I answer like everyone else for the sake of weird looks and arguments. I know we serve a God that desires us to declare him in whatever situation, even when there is a classroom full of people waiting to know your opinion on something like abortion. Now unlike Daniel I was not going to die from declaring my belief but I was going to get a lot of odd looks (or so I thought). I quickly felt a conviction after not speaking up upon the topic when asked, I had to be truthful. I said what I felt God put on my heart in front of a whole class later to find out that I was not the only one. There were a few of us that took that bold step and spoke biblical truth instead of what is appropriate to the culture. I felt that was a time to minister to a group of people even though I was at risk to get ridiculed. It’s my job to use whatever chance I get. I am excited to continue to pray for the individuals in my class and see God move in the midst.
Dear Father God, I thank you for the opportunity it is to serve in your kingdom. I pray for a spirit of boldness and courage as Daniel had in the lion’s den, over our ministry. I pray that you are rising up a generation of young people unashamed of who you are and are not afraid to speak up about what they believe in. I’m blessed to serve a ministry so passionate about you. Thank you for leading the way and being so faithful as we walk with you. You are the love we desire and the happiness we seek. You are the reason we live and have purpose. Thank you for creating us with intention and most importantly thank you for your endless grace and mercy that is upon us. We bless your mighty name. Amen