Good morning people of courage and strength
Daniel 3:28 Then Nebuchadnezzar said, “Praise be to the God of Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, who has sent his angel and rescued his servants! They trusted in him and defied the king’s command and were willing to give up their lives rather than serve or worship any god except their own God.
The result of the three Hebrews faith and trust in God was a king who saw the evidence of God through them. I am gripped by the phrase “and were willing to give up their lives rather than serve or worship any god except their own God.”
What are you willing to give up for the things of God? What are you willing to lay down and put aside? Does God have your all?
As we said yesterday, many lose heart when God does not answer their prayers the way they want Him to. Sure it worked out for the three Hebrews but they had no guarantee and they had not read the end of their story! They truly were willing to give up their lives rather than compromise their integrity with God. The result was an incredible testimony for God.
It is possible that in your situation God’s intention is a greater testimony by not answering your prayers the way you want. This can only happen if we trust Him enough to respond God-ward ‘even if He does not’ as the Hebrews said. Is He able? Yes. Is He willing? Yes. But He knows best. You and I can have a powerful testimony regardless of the outcome.