Tuesday, February 16, 2010

The Lion's Den of Life

In my time with the Lord this morning, I was led to Daniel chapter 6.  Daniel was faithful, honest and always responsible!  What lessons we can learn from this man of God!  Daniel was constantly proving himself to everyone around him that not only did he "talk the talk" but he "walked what he talked"!  Daniel was faithful to pray to the Lord three times a day, every day.  Even when opposition came his way, he never waivered in his faithfulness to the Lord. 

So many of us face a lion's den daily.  It may be the den of drugs, den of alcohol, den of adultery, den of bad attitude, den of harsh words, and the list can go on and on.  These things make up the den of life.  Every day we have a choice...to face the den of lions and completely trust God to protect and help us overcome just as Daniel did or be devoured by the mouth of the lion (satan).  In Daniel 6:16 - As Daniel is being arrested and thrown into the den of lions, the king said to him "May your God, whom you worship continually, rescue you".  If you finish reading this chapter you will see that Daniel is recued from the den of lions.  God sends an angel to shut the mouth of the lions so that Daniel is not harmed.  The king releases Daniel and then declares that the people of his kingdom tremble with fear before the God of Daniel.  King Darius then acknowledges that God is a living God and that He will endure forever. King Darius was one of several kings that God used Daniel in their conversion to believing in the one true God. 

Daniel 6:27 "He rescues and saves his people; he performs miraculous signs and wonders in the heavens and on earth. He has rescued Daniel from the power of the lions." Just like God rescued Daniel, He will rescue you and me from our daily, lion's den of life.  Whatever you are facing today, trust God and allow Him to rescue you!   Rescue 911.....Your operator is God!

1 comment:

  1. Tonya, what a great word! I love Daniel and his inspiration to continue striving on! The most remarkable thing about him to me is that he was but a teenager when he was taken into captivity, but had the resolve at that age to live a life unto God and not adapt to the surrounding culture. How I would love to meet and talk to his mom!!!It makes me constantly reflect on my mothering of the kids, and ask, will my kids be able to make such a wise choice when they are teenagers when temptation knocks on their door?
    Thank you so much, I thank God for sending me such a sister in Christ!


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