By Pastor Dennis Morales
Cast your burden on the Lord, and he will sustain you; he will never permit the righteous to be moved. Psalm 55:12
We read of Daniel being a fearless follower of God (Daniel 2). The Babylonians were trying to assimilate the young Jewish males in order to control them. They knew the young men had strong religious ties, so the Babylonians sought to change the names of the young men, change their worship, and change their diet. Daniel resisted the king’s delicacies, purposing in his heart not to defile himself and honor God. Another occasion finds Daniel resisting mandated worship of the king and continued to pray to his God. Scripture says that “when Daniel learned that the law had been signed, he went home and knelt down as usual in his upstairs room, with its windows open toward Jerusalem. He prayed three times a day, just as he had always done, giving thanks to his God” (Daniel 6:10). As a result, Daniel eventually finds himself in the lion’s den, where God delivers him. You can’t help but to notice a truth in this Biblical account of Daniel. God delivers Daniel while in the lion’s den. As we walk with the Lord, we can experience God delivering us from our troubles on occasion. Many times, our prayers are requests for God to take us out of any given difficulty. One of the things that may be hard to process is that sometimes God wants to deliver us while in the time of difficulty. No doubt, the Lord was with Daniel in the lion’s den and God delivers him. What gave Daniel the strength to stand against the enemy? In Daniel 6:10, it says that Daniel “always prayed.” He was accustomed to praying. Daniel heard God often, and it would appear that Daniel drew strength from his prayers. Do you need strength today? You will find great strength in kneeling before the Lord (Philippians4:7). Due to school closures, Calvary Chapel Eastvale is temporarily meeting in a “Drive In format” at American Heroes Park in Eastvale. Livestream, YouTube Live, and Facebook Live are also available at 8:30am and 10:30am Sundays. Starting Sunday JULY 11, Calvary Eastvale will be moving to a new location at Eastvale Elementary School.