September 23, 2014.
So, in case you were wondering why I didn’t write a post yesterday, I promise I have a valid excuse.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank my Lord above for dealing so gently with me. It was a bad wreck and my air bags didn’t deploy, yet I walked out of the hospital today with a small abrasion and a sore neck/shoulder. I honestly could have died. So all praise be to the Father of lights who is Lord of all, and all grace to you through the Messiah, Jesus Christ, who came to this earth to ransom our souls. May everything be to his glory.
“For all the promises of God find their Yes in him. That is why it is through him that we utter our Amen to God for his glory. And it is God who establishes us with you in Christ, and has anointed us, and who has also put his seal on us and given us his Spirit in our hearts as a guarantee.”
(II Corinthians 1:20-22)
Through this experience, I want to grow closer to the one above, and I want to build the faith of Daniel’s three friends, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, who stood before King Nebechenezzar and boldly proclaimed the glory and salvation of the Almighty, the God of Israel, Holy and True. They were given a command to glory the king over God, and they did not comply, punishable by death. When confronted, they showed their faith without wavering, even in the event of their death if it were to be, that all would be done for His glory.
“Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego answered and said to the king, “O Nebuchadnezzar, we have no need to answer you in this matter. If this be so, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and he will deliver us out of your hand, O king. But if not, be it known to you, O king, that we will not serve your gods or worship the golden image that you have set up.”
In the face of death, these friends arose. When delivered from death, the glory of God was proclaimed. May it ever be so with you and I as we preach the name of Christ to all men everywhere.
Suggested Daily Reading: Daniel 1-4.
Hallelujah to the King.
P.S. I am going to try and make up for the lapse in post soon. Please bear with me.