Joyce Meyer Daily Devotional 30 January 2018
Topic: Pursue the Excellence of Daniel
Key Verse: Search me [thoroughly], O God, and know my heart; Test me and know my anxious thoughts; – Psalm 139:23
Message: Daniel is a man in the Bible who is described as having an “excellent spirit.” He lived to glorify God with his life, no matter what it cost him.(Joyce Meyer Daily Devotional 30 January 2018)
Daniel loved God and was unwavering in his commitment to serve Him. As a result, God gave him favor with the king, which led to his promotion over the other leaders in the land. But his commitment to God was tested.
The leaders didn’t like that the king favored Daniel. So they manipulated the king to sign a decree that prohibited anyone from praying to any god other than the king for thirty days. Violating the decree meant being thrown into a den of lions.
Daniel didn’t cave in to this decree—he was more concerned about keeping his commitment to God. If you know the story, you know God protected him and was glorified in the end.
I want to encourage you to live with that same excellent spirit. Be determined to live for God in every area of your life. As you do, you’ll fulfill your true purpose and glorify God in everything you do, just like Daniel.(Joyce Meyer Daily Devotional 30 January 2018)
Prayer: Lord, I commit myself to a life of experience, just like Daniel. Instill an “excellent spirit” in me, so I may serve You wholeheartedly in all I do. Amen!