Sunday we looked at a Defining Moment in the life of the prophet Daniel. This teenager (along with 3 friends) was taken captive into a strange culture (for him anyway). There he was brain washed/re-educated over a 3 year process. They changed his
- Proximity to family
- And yet when they changed his diet- he would not follow.
Daniel 1:8 describes how Daniel had made a pre-decision not to defile himself. Because of his pre-decision we see his “Now God” moment in verse 9. It is amazing to me that a teenager would have this kind of conviction. And because he did- God shows up in his circumstances. If you read the book of Daniel you will see that “Now God” moments don’t always mean you and I avoid the trial or do not experience harsh consequences:
- The 3 Hebrew boys with Daniel went through the fiery furnance experience
- Daniel goes into the lion’s den
- And they spend their lives in captivity.
“Now God” means that God shows up in the midst of your circumstances! Sometimes its with the peace of God (Philippians 4:7) or the provision of God (Philippians 4:19) or even the strength of God (Philippians 4:13) and sometimes with deliverance from the problem. All of those moments happen when we step out in faith- trusting God!
Got any NOW GOD moments?
If you missed the message on Daniel- just watch below