This morning I feel like I’ve been missing out.
As I’m reading Day 4 of the She Reads Truth Daniel study I am realizing so much about this character in the bible that I never knew. Now given I know with age you understand things differently, but these realizations just make me want to keep reading His word!
We have this picture of who Dainel was from all the little kids stories we grew up hearing. Daniel and the lions den. Wow.
Ok moment of truth, I found a tiny TINY mouse in my apartment this past week and freaked out. I didn’t even sleep at my own place that night! I’m so pitiful I know! So when I think about this boy Dainel who had to stay in a den…with a LION…I applaud him! And am glad it wasn’t me.
But when you read these stories and these lines from the bible I can honestly see how Daniel was able to pull this lion den thing off.
You see Dainel many times had been convicted and these were Godly convictions. So in return he gained a Godly determination. Dainel was able to accomplish things not just because he had such an amazing will power – but because God was working in him and through him.
A person may think their own ways are right, but the Lord weighs the heart. To do what is right and just is more acceptable to the Lord than sacrifice. Proverbs 21:2-3
Daniel was determined. This means he had something set upon his heart. And God helped him with this. I am reminded again of Jeremiah 29:12 where God tells us to come to him. Bring all things to him, he hears us and he will provide for us.
We need to start thinking hard; what has God placed on your heart? What is He going to help you achieve? How is He going to set determination in you?
It’s time to be determined.
It’s time to start living a life and faith like Dainel did.
A person may think their own ways are right, but the Lord weighs the heart. To do what is right and just is more acceptable to the Lord than sacrifice. 1 Peter 2:15-16