“He knelt down on his knees.. . and prayed and gave thanks. . . as was his custom since early days “. Daniel 6:10.
Has it ever occurred to you that Daniel could have easily avoided being thrown into the Lion’s Den? Yes, his jealous rivals in the government of Babylon laid a trap based on his consistent practice of daily prayer to God (Dan. 6:1-9).
Daniel knew about the plot and could have decided (as 1 have done severally) to pray privately for that one month to save his life. But no! Daniel was not that type of Christian. Listen; When Daniel knew that the writing was signed “he went home. . . with his windows open towards Jerusalem he knelt down. . .three times that day and prayed and gave thanks before his God as was his custom since early days” (v. 10). Yes, He did not panic nor bargain with God. Instead he continued . “JUST AS HE HAD DONE BEFORE”.
Daniel was not intimidated by the pressure of persecution. Now let us learn from the power of Daniel’s life of consistency in his devotion to the Lord. His strength came from God and HE is the only one he wanted to please every day. In crisis Daniel did not need to change his daily routine/practice to meet such challenge. He simply stayed committed to his God. How about you?
GOD EMPOWERS US TO STAND FOR HIM AS WE BOW TO
Father, I want to stand for you especially when persecution comes as Daniel did. Give me that same bold commitment to pray and not to be ashamed and doubtful. Help me to make it my practice to live my faith publicly in Jesus Mighty Name-Amen.
Onyenweanyi no n’olu.
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