Good Morning Gorgeous,
It’s a brand new day. A fresh start. New opportunities lay before you today. Or opportunities that were there yesterday, are waiting for you today!
This morning I read Daniel chapter 3. An amazing story with so many parts that we can take out and apply to our lives today.
Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego are three men who serve the Lord and who are living under the reign of King Nebuchadnezzar. He has issued a decree that all people must worship a large golden idol or else they will be sent into a fiery furnace. Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego do not comply to the King’s command and are sentenced to be put to death by being bound and cast into the furnace. But first in his rage, the King heats it up 7 times hotter. It was so hot that the men who were in charge of putting them into the furnace burned and died.
Yet, after the three men were cast in, they did not burn. Not only did they NOT burn, a few more miraculous things happened. A fourth man was seen walking with them in the midst of the flames! A fourth man was never cast in, yet here he was walking alongside of these men. It was the son of God, a sighting of Jesus in the Old Testament! And as they came out of the flames, they didn’t have any signs whatsoever of being in the fire. Their clothes were not so much as even singed.
As the story goes on, this miracle so touched the King that He made a new decree that no one shall speak against their God. The God of the Israelites.
We can pull alot of truth and encouragent from this today. Our Lord will meet us right in the midst of the fire that the world sometimes sentences us to. There are times when we are placed in the midst of fiery, painful situations, and just like these three men of God were met by the Lord in the midst of the hottest of fires, He will meet you too. When Jesus walked the earth in the New Testament, He met the people right where they were. He went to the sick and the hurting. He got right down and into the lives of the people. He wasn’t afraid of the messiness of life. He came to redeem us. To walk with us right out of the fire. AND when we come out, He can heal us so that we are unscathed, unharmed, and a testimony for all to see!
Gorgeous Girl, when you find yourself in the fire. Surrounded by heat on all sides, Jesus is there with you. He is walking with you right in the fire. Seek His face. Cry out for help. He will lead you boldly out of the line of fire.
Dear Heavenly Father,
I pray Lord for protection in the fiery furnace. That as we live in the world and we find ourselves sentenced to walk through a fire, You will meet us there, and cover us with protection just like you did for Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego.
Lord, help us to escape the fires of life, unscathed and stronger in You. Lord, let our escape be a testimony of your goodness. In Jesus name, Amen.