Now when Daniel learned that the decree had been published, he went home to his upstairs room where the windows open toward Jerusalem. Three times a day he got down on his knees and prayed, giving thanks to God. Dan 6:10
Daniel learned of the situation around him that would cause him serious threat to his security unless he stop worshipping/praying God. Was he willing to replace his godly pattern of life for the sake of safety? It was a temporary ceasing of the prayer for thirty days. Or was he willing to pray in silence that no one may notice (and accuse)? What he saw was not certainly positive at all!
No, that’s not what Daniel did. He acknowledged/worshipped God no matter what might the cost. Though he was aware of the threat to his life, he was also aware of the grace of God who would not put anyone who put his trust in Him to shame. He determined to walk and pray by faith no matter what it might bring him to face.
Are we facing similar uncertainty around us these days? Are we encouraged to consider the circumstances around us rather than the principle of godly life we have learned? Are we pressured by others of even by ourselves to temporarily compromise the priority we know important? Daniel chose to bet on almighty and unchanging God and risked his own security as he offer Thanksgiving three times a day.
Father in heaven, I need to get strengthened by your Spirit today that I might be strong enough to thank you and walk by faith in the presence of uncertainty around me. Thank you for the example of Daniel’s I could follow in these trying time. Amen.