Yesterday, I had the priviledge to speak to our church. We are in the middle of a series called, “ONE.” This series is all about relationships. First and foremost, our relationship with God.
Yesterday, I focused on ONE Cause. Most of us have at least one human relationship that we would be willing to give our life for, but are we willing to give up everything for God?
While I was writing this message, I reflected on some questions for my own life:
1. Am I that passionate about Christ?
2. Or, am I too selfish, prideful, or fearful?
3. Is my relationship with God worth dying for?
But God doesn’t call us to be comfortable. He calls us to trust Him so completely that we are unafraid to put ourselves in situations where we will be in trouble is He doesn’t come through.
Daniel knew all about Chan’s perspective. There he is in chapter 6, standing at a cruical crossroads. Keep his swanky job title as King Darius’ top advisor or die for his God. Daniel goes back to his house, opens the windows towards Jerusalem and prays. Eventually, Daniel is standing in a pit, surrounded by ravaneous lions – watching the world’s largest boulder being rolled over the hole. Daniel knows trouble that only God can fix.
The question is, do we?