17 If we are thrown into the blazing furnace, the God we serve is able to deliver us from it, and he will deliver us from Your Majesty’s hand. 18 But even if he does not, we want you to know, Your Majesty, that we will not serve your gods or worship the image of gold you have set up.
I love this story. We have studied this story. It’s a study that I have continuously gone back to and applied to my day-to-day life. It is a reminder of the Mini G gods around us. It is a reminder of the society we live in and the things they want us to serve, and it is a reminder of our God and his ability. To deliver us from anything that binds us.
This show is a product of a life in that I live a very busy life, one that worships the idea of entrepreneurship, one that worships the idea of being busy 24/7. I started this show because I wanted to keep myself accountable for prayer. And what has transpired has been something so great and so grand and something that God is continuing to work in me. I’m not a perfect person. But I try hard to align my life to the best of my ability to be in righteousness and right standing with him. Now there are places where I slip up like anybody else, but what I’m trying to get to is that our God is able to deliver; he was able to deliver me from depression way back in 2016. When I first came into a relationship with him, he was able to deliver me from the need to be successful from an entrepreneur standpoint last August when I shared with you all what happened with my plans of pursuing my business of opening a bakery. He has delivered me from the need for perfection time and time again as I have taken a step back from posting as much on social media looking for the fidelity of likes and comments and popularity, quote-unquote, and he has given me a humble heart.
I look at my life, and I see the blessings that He has poured out all because he is good. And I say that many times because it is not by my merits, but by grace and grace alone, and so he is good. He is a good father. He blesses us all. And I hope that when you look at your life, you look at where he has delivered you from, and you remind yourself that we are not going to serve the little g gods that are all around us. We don’t serve social media. We don’t serve the need for popularity. We don’t serve the need for perfection that plagues us. We don’t serve food. We don’t serve alcohol and substance abuse. We don’t serve the things that bind us. We only serve one person one being.
There’s the three in one we serve the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. That is our true north. The Bible is our truth. And we stick to that. And like these three men in this story of Daniel, we do not bow to the gods of the society of our generation. But instead, we look to the Bible as our truth. We look to our God as our provider, and we go forth. So let this story be your inspiration and reminder that he is able to deliver, and he has done it in the past, and he will continue to do it in the future.
Father God, we thank you, Lord; you are our deliverer; you brought us from low places in the past, and Lord, we know that you have the ability to continue to deliver us from anything that binds insists you deliver us into the next chapters and stages into our lives in which we can 100% surrender to You, Lord, we love you. We love you with our whole hearts. We thank you for everything. That you have done in our lives and will continue to do in our lives. You are our biggest blessing. We thank you for our relationship with you. We thank you for your ability to be the big G, the big God in our lives, and we surrender the little G’s in our lives. We surrender the need for perfection. We surrender social media, food, substance abuse, the things that bind us; we give those to you. We ask that you bless this beautiful day. We thank you for 500 episodes together. Thank you for close to a million prayers together. It is in your holy name though you pray, Amen.
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