Tuesday, May 19, 2009

How close is your relationship with God?

Now when Daniel knew that the writing was signed, he went into his house; and his windows being open in his chamber toward Jerusalem, he kneeled upon his knees three times a day, and prayed, and gave thanks before his God, as he did aforetime.
-Daniel 6:10

Daniel had been praying on his knees giving thanks to God three times a day everyday long before the law was written to forbid it. It didn't phase Daniel in the least bit to stop his habit even after he knew the law had been signed forbidding praying to anyone but king Darius. And the consequence for disobeying king Darius' law was to be thrown into a lion's den! So what happened to daniel when with the lions? Let's read on.

Verse 22: My God hath sent his angel, and hath shut the lions' mouths, that they have not hurt me: forasmuch as before him innocency was found in me; and also before thee, O king, have I done no hurt.

Innocency was found in Daniel because he had not denied the one true God. The lions' mouths were shut so that they could do no hurt. Oh that we would walk this close of a relationship with God! But oh wait, what if these were baby lions who could barely do no hurt?

Verse 24: And the king commanded, and they brought those men which had accused Daniel, and they cast them into the den of lions, them, their children, and their wives; and the lions had the mastery of them, and brake all their bones in pieces or ever they came at the bottom of the den.

Ouch!! Jesus said he would never leave nor forsake us. May we do the same! Let us never leave nor forsake our God! Walk with Him. Talk with Him. Have that close relationship with God so that you too will stand strong in your faith knowing that there's NOTHING to fear but God himself! Remember God IS love and perfect love cast out all fear! I'll leave you with these two verses:

Ezekiel 22:25
There is a conspiracy of her prophets in the midst thereof, like a roaring lion ravening the prey; they have devoured souls; they have taken the treasure and precious things; they have made her many widows in the midst thereof.

1 Peter 5:8
Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:

1 comment:

Krista Phillips said...

I LOVE YOU honey!!!!!!