I mentioned last week that I love the book of Daniel,
and by reading a commentary about him, I discovered
some exciting things.
Last week I shared that I found out Daniel was only 14
when he was captured.
And his three best friends—Shadrack, Meshack and Abednego—
were even younger than he was!
I’m impressed with their strong relationship with God,
and I’m impressed with their backbones of steel.
I sure hope we’re bringing up some Daniels today.
I challenged you last week to grab a student and help him/her become a Daniel by participating on our Susie Shellenberger Ministries missions trip to Haiti June 27 to July 10, 2016.
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OK. Let’s get back to Daniel.
Here’s another amazing thing I’ve discovered.
Most Bible scholars believe Daniel was 87 years old when he was
thrown into the den of lions.
And most Bible scholars also believe that he just slept the entire night.
I know what some of you are thinking.
Some of you are saying, “Susie! When you’re 87, that’s all you do—sleep!”
But I think he slept not simply because he was getting up in years.
I believe he was able to sleep because of his strong relationship with God.
In other words, Daniel’s relationship with Jehovah God was so intimate . . . so secure . . . so strong . . . that he could simply sleep
IN THE MIDST of persecution.
That’s what I want.
When I feel as though my world is falling apart, or people make fun of my convictions, I want to be able to simply relax and think,
God has my back.
So I don’t need to worry.
I can just sleep right through this.
Maybe sleeping can become my spiritual gift.
Wouldn’t it be great to actually be so calm during trials or persecution that we could actually just sleep right through it because we know God is in complete charge?
Let’s “dare to be a Daniel” (as the old hymn says).
And let’s reach out to some students and help them become intimate with God. We need more Daniels today.
Will you join me in becoming a Daniel?