When Daniel knew that the document had been signed, he went to his house where he had windows in his upper chamber open toward Jerusalem.
He got down on his knees three times a day and prayed and gave thanks before his God, as he had done previously.– Daniel 6 : 10
#Day 5….#Let the countdown begin!..
According to psychological writings, every person is gifted with ‘n’ number of talents which he/she can sharpen to attain success in their career. Still, even today, there are many educated being unemployed and countless degree-holders without a job. You could point out many reasons for this. But surprisingly, the most important asset we lack to achieve victory is ‘CONFIDENCE’, which refers to “a feeling of trust and firm belief in yourself or others.” Often, we feel confident when we trust in our abilities, but when things go wrong we quickly try to find a better source to ‘boost our confidence’…& the best person who can help is the ONE who created us!..
Being taken as a captive, having lost his family and nation (Israel), forced to obey unfair rules, contending with the rituals of the foreign country (Babylon)…Yet DANIEL (one of the wisest and charming Kings-men) PROSPERED IN ALL THAT HE DID UNDER THE REIGN OF FOUR KINGS!.. How could he stand up to such challenges?
The secret to Daniel’s confidence was on his knees. He made it a practice to seek his Creator 3 times a day by kneeling down and praying. ‘Kneeling before God’ acts like a fuel to boost up the confidence in us. According to Scientists, ‘kneeling down’ has many health benefits including the prevention of heart and metabolic diseases.Kneeling is like recharging your soul with inner power just like how you recharge your body with breakfast, lunch & dinner everyday!..So, if you want to be brave before the world, then you need to bend before the Master of the Seas & the Skies!
‘Confidence’ that comes from above helps to ‘conquer’ what lies below…
25 Then King Darius wrote to all the nations and peoples of every language in all the earth:
“May you prosper greatly! 26 “I issue a decree that in every part of my kingdom people must fear and reverence the God of Daniel.
“For he is the living God and he endures forever; his kingdom will not be destroyed, his dominion will never end. 27 He rescues and he saves; he performs signs and wonders in the heavens and on the earth. He has rescued Daniel from the power of the lions.”
28 So Daniel prospered during the reign of Darius and the reign of Cyrus the Persian.– Daniel 6 : 25-28
Even after knowing that if he disobeyed the king’s orders he would be thrown into the lion’s den, Daniel didn’t swap his schedule. He didn’t think..“Oh no!..Let me pray tomorrow” or “My GOD is compassionate, HE wouldn’t mind if I prayed later”...Nope!..Daniel kept up his routine..that was the secret to his every success.
Our Sovereign Lord saved Daniel from the evil plots of people, shut the lion’s mouths, guarded him with HIS angels in the den and HE made the foreign king to realize that our Creator is the REAL KING’!
‘The GOD of Daniel’ is the GOD we are worshiping today!..Daniel’s life wasn’t devoid of struggles but it was full of amazing acts of wonders..Do you want to see wonders happening through you?…The answer is in how you strengthen your knees with prayer to strike the impossibilities of life!