Today we're going to turn our reflections on Daniel 2 to prayer - make sure to read the Bible day and Journal day on Daniel 2 first!
One writer once said,
“Your prayer life is like an internal barometer of your soul.”
In other words, how regularly we pray reveals whether we genuinely believe that God can make a difference in our lives. The same could be said of our praise. How regularly we turn to praise reveals the genuine state of our hearts before God.
If there is little evidence of prayer or praise - is it because you have unwittingly begun to bow down at the altar of a different god.
The god of Netflix, the god of pleasure, the god distracting ourselves with the meaningless and trivial when the God of wisdom and power, the one who reveals deep and hidden things, the only true God beckons us to draw near to him for the love and comfort and happiness we crave.
Being a Christian won’t be hard - if you keep your head down and look to conform. But that's not a picture of Biblical faith.
Rather we will live out radically different lives in a permissive society because Jesus Christ is King and his kingdom is one day coming in all its fullness when he returns as and every knee must bow before him.
“The kingdom of God has come near. Repent and believe the good news!” (Mark 1:15)
- for strength to stand up for Jesus
- for faithfulness to continue living for Jesus
- for faith - to believe in the promises of God when it would be easier not to.