The scripture for today is Daniel 6:25-27, NIV.
" Then King Darius wrote to all the peoples, nations, and men of every language through out the land: May you prosper greatly!
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.
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."
Our God is an awesome God. We sing this a lot in church, but do we REALLY believe it ???? I ask this myself when I get all boo hoo. As you know from other devotions I have written, I listen to KJOY FM. Sometimes I turn up the volume and sing praises to the Lord as I drive to and from work. I praise the Lord and He drives me to work safely. I do keep my hands on the wheel. People smile at me sometimes and I know they are thinking "that crazy old lady". But King David did the same. He even danced in the streets.
There is a new song now by Hillsong United. It is called "Another in the Fire". It is also about Daniel. It speaks of our faith. When we are in the Fire, He is with us. When the sea is closing in on us, Our Lord is holding back the waters. The empty cross is proof of God's love and the empty tomb our salvation. What more truth do we need.
We have been through a lot this last year, but I know that I have not always walked like my God is in control. BUT GOD NEVER STOPS. He loves me and He keeps on standing in the fire with me and holding back the waters. MY GOD IS AN AWESOME GOD. Darius was a smart King to give God the praise.
Alternate verses for today - Psalm 135 1John 2:12-17