Topic: Daniel’s Dose: Adventure 12- After going through it all, God rewards!
Bible Reading: Daniel 3
Memory Verse: Danie 3:30 (NKJV)
Then the king promoted Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego in the province of Babylon.
Good morning ladies and gentlemen! How are you doing this morning? I pray that you are all doing well and full joy and laughter! Another week is coming to an end, what are some of the key lessons you have learnt from this series (so far)? What are some of the changes and decisions you made, that were inspired by this series? Share some of them with us! We would love to hear from you, help you, encourage you; most importantly, we would like to celebrate your victories with you!
In today’s message, the Holy Spirit wants to touch on “rewards” from God! Do you know that when you diligently seek God (without fear or doubt), He rewards you greatly? Do you know that He rewards us, here on earth? Let us get right into the message!
When we face tough situations where choosing God seems to be the most difficult decision, do we think about the end? Does the pain of the journey, deter us from celebrating God; even through the most difficult situation? Today, the Holy Spirt wants to let you know that the difficult times are temporary. They are seasonal! There is light at the end of the tunnel. God rewards us greatly for our sacrifice(s).
God’s rewards, most of the time, are bigger and greater than we could imagine! Let us look at a scenario. Imagine that you caught a colleague stealing money from the company. The easiest decision to make it that you turn a blind eye and pray you are not in trouble, when s/he is eventually caught. The second option, which is to do the Godly thing and report your colleague; may be the difficult decision. This is because you know that once you report the theft, other colleagues would treat you harshly. The work environment becomes unbearable; this may eventually cause you to leave the job! Yes! All this (and more) could happen if you choose to speak out and serve God! The road may get tough, lonely; but your story does not end there! God has a great plan for you! You will realize that at the end of that long, dark, lonely road, is a better job, in a better company, a better pay and a better group of colleagues.
I will admit, as you go through the unpleasant journey; it may seem very long. You may begin to lose hope and faith in God. Today, the Holy Spirit wants to encourage you! He wants to let you know that God has a great reward at the end of the road! The Holy Spirit wants to help you through the tough times. He wants to renew your strength so you can be equipped to the end! Call out to the Holy Spirit, He is near; waiting to help you, in your time of need!
In Daniel 3, we see that Shadrach, Meshach and Abed-Nego, stood strong in their Faith. They disobeyed the king, Nebuchadnezzar’s, order to worship a gold image. Their decision to worship Go made the king angry. He ordered that the three Jews men be left in a burning furnace to die. However, the men did not die! They came out of the furnace without a scar or scratch; by God’s Grace.
Imagine if you were in a burning fiery furnace (figuratively)! What would you do? Would you continue to stand strong in Faith and trust that God will bring you out of it, unharmed? Well, we should all take these three men as great examples! We must strive to have the strength and faith that they had!
Do you think the three Jews men, knew that God was going to reward them? I don’t think so (well, in my perspective). I am sure thoughts of their lives after this period. I don’t think they ever imagined that the king would promote them! But he did! That’s how God works! He blesses you with the things that you least expected to have! Do not underestimate the love God has for you, or the lengths He would go to make you happy and full of Joy!
Today, set your eyes on God! Keep trusting Him! He has a great reward for you, at the end of the tunnel! It is going to be a mighty, great reward; which would be the evidence to the whole world of who He is! My dear brother/ sister in Christ, stand firm, be courageous, be full of strength; joy comes in the morning! God bless you!
Pray that you are able to set your eyes on Him.
Pray that God helps you to build up your Faith.
Pray, asking God to give you courage, as you go through the storm!
Pray for strength!
Pray, asking that God to renew your heart and your mind through the difficult period(s).
End by just worshipping and praising Him.
I thank you for my life. I thank you for giving me another beautiful day. I ask that you guide me and protect me. I pray that I will choose you in every situation that I face. And that my life will be a testimony and an example to many that I have Christ living in me. Thank you, Lord, for sending your son to die on the cross and wipe my sins away. I lift your name high for you are Alpha and Omega. Amen!
Rejoice today; after going through it all, God rewards! And His rewards are greater than we could imagine! Be encouraged! Be strengthened! Your joy is coming soon! Your reward is coming soon! The world-wide proclamation of God’s power over your life, is coming soon! Prepare! God bless you!
The prayer below is for anyone who does not know God or maybe has been apart from God for a while. God is here to pour His favor over your life. All you have to do is call out to Him. Make that decision today!
I come to you today as a sinner. I admit that I am a sinner. I believe that Jesus is your Son and He came on to this earth to die for my sins. Dear Lord, let your Son come and fill me. Lord, I ask that He cleanses me off my sins. I am ready to stand for you and profess your Name. Thank you, Lord. Amen.
If you repeated this prayer with all the sincerity of your heart, congratulations!! You are now a part of God’s family. Welcome to the greatest family ever. Heaven is jubilating on your arrival. Your fellow brothers and sisters are also excited to have you on board.
Being a child of God is a wonderful thing. The road might not always be easy, but God is with you each and every step of the way. Guiding you, helping you and encouraging up. You will never regret this decision; I can assure you of that. Two things I would recommend for you to do are;
Get yourself a Bible (in a version you understand) and meditate on it day and night. In Joshua 1:8, we are told that when you meditate on the Word day and night, you will be prosperous and successful.
Find a Bible- believing church to attend and fellowship with other Christians. This would help you grow spiritually.
I am excited that you made this decision. Welcome! If you would like some help or more understanding into anything, you can leave a message (adding your email address) and I would be willing and happy to help you out!