Daniel 3:18: “But if not, be it known unto thee, O king, that we will not serve thy gods, nor worship the golden image which thou hast set up.”
Our dreams, passions, and desires may not yet be a reality, but hope hold on to them for a future manifestation.
The day is quickly approaching when we will be tested so that what is in our hearts will be known. Now is the time to settle in our hearts how we will respond during that test. We should daily rehearse our response and call on the Holy Spirit to assist us with everything so that approaching Him in the midst of disaster will not be foreign to us. God our Father is concerned about everything that concerns us, so we can cease from trying to figure anything out in our own heads.
Stop waiting for what you consider the “major stuff” to happen; it’s all minor to God. However, He considers it a major thing when His children bring everything to Him in prayer.
Aren’t you pleased when your children love and trust you enough to talk to you about whatever is on their hearts and minds?
Sometimes we parents are able to do it, and sometimes we’re not. Yet our children keep on believing in us; their love does not wane. How much more should we be able to believe in and love our Father, who is able and willing to respond to our faith in Him? He is the good God.
Dear Father God, I know You are able. I also believe that You are willing to keep me from the evil in this world (John 17:15). Therefore, if You decide that for Your plan deliverance is not the order of the day, then know, my Father, that I love You and will love You and will never bow down to worship or serve any god except You, the one true and living God.
I sow the seeds of these words this day because I have within me the Greater One to cause it to be so. The Hebrew boys had a measure of Your Spirit on them, and You did not fail them. I have You in me. I am Your body. Since “no man ever yet hated his own flesh; but nourisheth and cherisheth it” (Ephesians 5:29), how much more will You love Your body, Your church? Thank You, Father, for Your love and faithfulness to me. In Jesus’ name I say and pray it. Amen and amen.