"And the princes, governors, and captains, and the king's counsellers, being gathered together, saw these men, upon whose bodies the fire had no power, nor was an hair of their head singed, neither were their coats changed, nor the smell of fire had passed on them.”
- Daniel 3:27
Word of the Week
God has a lot of people watching you right now. You’re a billboard! You’re a television show! You're the closest thing that people are going to see how really big God is and how big God is in you!
I know sometimes you might think that it doesn't matter, but people are watching and yes, people do care. Especially in this social media world we are living in!
How you're talking and how
you're acting matters!
We all face challenges and we all come into things that are bigger than our own faith. It’s how we respond to our trials that makes a difference!
Do we really believe that God is the god of faithfulness? That He's in the process of bringing you through whatever you're in?
When they threw these three Hebrew children into the furnace, they saw how they behaved. They were loosed in the fire and they were walking around! That not a hair on their head was singed and they did not even smell like smoke! It's because of how God kept them in the middle of what they were going through.
Let me tell you something today: He is keeping you!
I know that it is difficult. I know you're being stretched. We all are. That is how your faith grows. Growing is never easy, it's always a stretch. Growing in your thought life, your faith, your favor or your love, nothing about growing is ever easy because it's about outgrowing where you were and coming into new responsibilities.
But today, you're facing issues. God is having people watch you from a distance and He has people watching you from a close range. How you handle your stuff is really going to make an impact on these people of how big of they see that your God is!
They are making an assessment: what power do you have to be in your kind of trial and not fall apart? How can you be in that kind of a situation and still go back to church? You're still giving money to the church, you're still singing, you still carry a Bible and you still have a good attitude!
What is that going to say to these people? My God is pretty big. He's supernatural. That's how people will be won, by watching you respond to your stuff! God has giving you grace today and He's giving you strength today to continue to walk with him.
Because people right now are watching you from a distance, you don't even know them and people from a close range. They don't know what to tell you, but they're all taking notes.
Where does she get the strength? How does he keep bouncing back? How do they keep going on the way that they are? The rest is all in the Holy Ghost’s hands. He's talking to them. You’re living it; He's talking to them.
What's He saying to them? You too can have this life. You too can have this power. Where you go through things and come out the other end. That you'll be better and stronger before you ever went in!