10 Now when Daniel learned that the decree had been published, he went home to his upstairs room where the windows opened toward Jerusalem. Three times a day he got down on his knees and prayed, giving thanks to his God, just as he had done before.
I remember praying with a friend at home one evening. As the prayers went high and the Spirit of God filled the whole room, we fell on our knees and began worshiping God when suddenly we heard footsteps of someone coming into the room, my friend quickly got up and rounded up the prayer. I understood my friend had no bad intention towards God and was only trying to be available to attend to the needs of the person who walked in. That was how our prayers had to end abruptly that day.
As I pondered about it, I received wisdom in my spirit instructing me I must consider God above all. Many times we declare with our mouths things our heart are yet to align with. When I say God is the Lord of my life; He must be Lord over all. He must be the first and most important in my life. Everything must wait for God to be glorified.
Pondering more, I thought of my relationship with people outside. Why is it difficult to tell each and every person I meet “Jesus loves you”, why is it difficult to tell that sick lady in my office “can I pray for you, for I believe in the name of Jesus you will be healed”.
I tell you, dear reader, your belief in Jesus must transcend your feelings, you must live the life of Christ! Jesus’ attitude must be in you. A decree was made by the king that no man should pray to any God but to the king. Daniel was fully aware of this decree and the consequences of violating it, but it never changed who he was. The bible says He continued praying 3 times as he always did.
We must understand that God is always with us and expects us to make him the first and most important in our lives.
Prayer: Lord Jesus help me to always be mindful of you, help me to make you and give you the place of the most important in my life. Amen