23 “I thank You and praise You, O God of my fathers; You have given me wisdom and might, and have now made known to me what we asked of You, for You have made known to us the king’s demand.”
Today’s Inspiration: Daniel modeled a man of prayer making significant the power of prayer. Through prayer God revealed to him profound and hidden things. Through prayer we are given wisdom and power and accomplishment of what we requested for. Through prayer God revealed His heart of what is to come. Daniel 2:21-23. Therefore, we shall never cease praying.
Through prayer, we are connected to God in the spirit. Through prayer we are connected to each other in unity and are sensitive to the needs of others.
Prayer had been neglected in the Body of Christ and it is in this context that the church is weak today. We need to bring back the zeal for prayer and its power. It’s through the fervency of prayer that Daniel was not afraid of spiritual attacks against him. It’s through the fervency of prayer that he was appointed over the administration of the provinces of Babylon and given authority to appoint his three friends to have the same jurisdiction. Daniel 2:48-49. If we want favor from our superior we need to be a person of prayer. If we want to win over the power of darkness, we need to be a person of prayer.
It’s only when two or three are gathered together to pray that God is in our presence and we witness His supernatural power again and again in our life. Matthew 18:18-19. We will not have lack of anything. God be praised.
1 John 4:18
18 There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love.
Today’s Inspiration: Fear is our greatest enemy and has to be conquered by love for love casts out fear. 1 John 4:18. To nurture the damaged trees of wrong done to us is to be a prisoner of the past. To refuse to forgive is also destructive. Unforgiveness choked the life out of marriage or out of family relationship and friendship. To avoid forgiving would mean imprisoning your emotions.
It costs the Lord Jesus at Cavalry to bring us forgiveness. If we are to bear the image of God we cannot afford not to forgive our offender. Forgiveness carries a condition that it starts with us first to forgive the offender. To accept God’s forgiveness and to refuse to forgive our offenders is a wicked act as Jesus explained in the parable of unforgiven servant in Matthew 18:21-35. When you don’t forgive and you choose to be bitter against the offender, you have made yourself a slave to the offender.