Thursday, September 8, 2011

Will I be strong or will I be their next meal?

Daniel in the lions den is always a fascinating story for me to read and imagine. Today, I realized that Daniel wasn't a young man he was about 80 years old when this event occurred! Eighty years old!

I have never realized this before, so Daniel had wisdom of having lived, but still look at the teeth on those lions - and they were hungry! Would your faith stay strong or would you doubt just a little bit when they showed their teeth?

Another thing that really caught my attention was the King's words in verse 16 - May your God whom you serve so faithfully rescue you. The King valued Daniel's faith. The King was growing because of Daniel's faith and the king went back and fasted...Daniel was making an impression on the king or should I say God is working through Daniel to change the king! The King had a personal trust in God!

The King issued a decree about the living God that would live forever...
The God that rescues His people!
The king trusted Daniel we are told in the first part of chapter 6 that the King made plans to place him over the entire kingdom. The king knew Daniel was a good man and that he was loyal by the things Daniel had done in his strong love of God. God placed Daniel in a role of influence with the king and they were doing great things together!

Daniel walked the talk and others saw all that God could do, because Daniel truly believed! Do we truly believe like Daniel? Are we allowing God to use us like Daniel did to change the world? Believe today and allow God to use you to change the starts with each person! Be the one today!

Sweet blessings,

1 comment:

Frankie said...

Wow! I didn't realize that Daniel was 80 years old. In my mind, I still had him as the young man he was when he was taken captive into Babylon. So Daniel had quite a long relationship with the Lord at that point.