πŸŒΌπŸ€ HIS POWER AT WORK IN US πŸ”₯🌟

On a graceful Sunday, while we had our worker’s meeting, our study was on Daniel and his deliberate/intentional act to stay with God, by not defiling himself with the king’s food.

On reading the text again, I got to see some new things. Which I want us to discuss.

Do read these texts:

But Daniel said to the overseer whom the commander of the officials had appointed over Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah, β€œPlease, test your servants for ten days, and let us be given some vegetables to eat and water to drink. Then let our appearance and the appearance of the young men who eat the king’s finest food be observed and compared by you, and deal with your servants in accordance with what you see.”

DANIEL 1:11‭-‬13 (AMP)

And,

At the end of ten days, it seemed that they were looking better and healthier than all the young men who ate the king’s finest food. As for these four young men, God gave them knowledge and skill in all kinds of literature and wisdom; Daniel also understood all kinds of visions and dreams.

DANIEL 1:15‭, ‬17 (AMP)

And,

The king spoke with them, and among them, all not one was found like Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah; so they were [selected and] assigned to stand before the king and enter his personal service. In every matter of wisdom and understanding about which the king consulted them, he found them ten times better than all the [learned] magicians and enchanters (Magi) in his whole realm.

DANIEL 1:19‭-‬20 (AMP)

I stated these verses in other to bring to light the key things that resulted from a deliberate act of “choosing to be different” by Daniel, and his friends.

Not only were they 10 times better. They also were, 10 times better than all the magicians and wise men in the kingdom at that time!.

They were what we would call different; exquisite; highflyers, etc.

The thrilling part for me is that even though Daniel and his friends committed themselves to eat only vegetables. As against the meat and assorted meal, the other selected men in the province ate, they still came out different and better. πŸ’―

Even the chief of the eunuch saw the “obvious” – that they were 10 times better in everything than the rest of the selected men. And gracefully God didn’t stop there, He added more.

Let’s read this verse:

As for these four young men, God gave them knowledge and skill in all literature and wisdom; and Daniel had understanding in all visions and dreams.

Daniel 1:17 (NKJV)

The radiance shone in these men couldn’t be covered. Even the king upon evaluating them saw them 10 times better. (Vs 20)

Truly our God is able to do the exceeding in our lives, if only we allow our lives to reflect the graceful power that we carry on our inside – out (Jesus!)

Text:

Now to Him who is able to [carry out His purpose and] do superabundantly more than all that we dare ask or think [infinitely beyond our greatest prayers, hopes, or dreams], according to His power that is at work within us,

EPHESIANS 3:20 (AMP)

And that power is Christ. It cost these men the supposed good food, as they chose leaves (Vegetables) rather than meat and all the supposed yum. πŸ˜₯

But the result of their decision showcased them.

Let hence allow the power of Christ within you reflect out. And assuredly He would do the exceeding in and through you that everyone else can’t help but notice and point it out.

Do have a great day ahead. πŸ€—
Happy Sunday. ❀

🌻#HCCounsels#🌻

37 Comments Add yours

  1. Amen. Awesome devotion.

    We can know all about God’s Word, but we will never be able to utilize the power…God’s power until we plug into the source of the power. These men knew of the power and they utilized the power.

    THANK you for sharing. Blessings to you always my sister

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    1. Yes ma’am.
      True. We have to key in and connect with Him!.

      Glad to. You are welcome.
      ❀

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      1. Amen. πŸ€—πŸ€—

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  2. jesusluvsall says:

    God works wonderful and powerful things through his people πŸ™‚

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    1. Yes big bro. He comes through in us in a big way!. πŸ’―

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  3. There is so much to learn from Daniel. But it can be summed up as, in ALL things choose obedience.

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    1. Yes ma’am. So much to glean from!

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  4. Reblogged this on My Life in Our Father's World and commented:
    There is so much to learn from Daniel. But it can be summed up as, in ALL things choose obedience.

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    1. Thank you so much ma’am. ❀

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  5. Dawn says:

    I love Daniel. He is a great example of obeying God through all things.

    Liked by 3 people

    1. Me too big sis.
      He is! πŸ€—

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  6. Kelvin ola badmus says:

    This is awemazing.
    We must move from the knowledge realms to the conviction realm in our relationship and fellowship with God our Father.
    We are surely more than we think we are
    We are Supernatural!
    If they that did not carry HIM on the inside of them did that
    How much more we 1 john 4:4.
    It’s a great day God bless you

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    1. Smiles “awemazing”

      Yes, it has to pierce into our hearts and go beyond surface level!.

      We are blessed and so much more!.

      Hmmm. Graceful generation we are in!.

      Thanks for this Kel. πŸ™‚

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  7. Ivenbright says:

    Reblogged this on Johnbright Iyeke and commented:
    A good read is worth sharing

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  8. Hephzibah says:

    Daniel, the undefiled is a great example for every child of God desiring to pursue holiness. Mighty man of God he was!! Great poastπŸ‘ May God help us as well!!

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    1. Yes dear. True!. πŸ’―
      He was just a man of intentional living worthy of emulation!.
      Amen!.

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  9. Yes, followers of God are superior in all ways. Great article about a rarely heard bible story. It also makes me wonder, Is this a shout out to vegetarians? LOL

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    1. Yes we are!.
      Thank you. 😊 All to Him.

      Lol.. Hahaha. God bless their heart too and to those on the other side too (the meat lovers). 😁

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  10. Queen Karen says:

    Amen πŸ™πŸΏ. I actually just revisited the book of Daniel on Friday. Something that stood out to me was that Daniel and his friends were united. It wasn’t only Daniel that ate the vegetables but they also partook in it. We must continue to stand firm for Christ because indeed His Power is at work in us. His grace is sufficient to carry us through every storm of life. Thank you for sharing this insight 😊. Stay blessed.

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    1. Wow. That is great!.
      True.
      Yes, having purposeful friends is very key!.

      He is our sufficiency!.
      Glad to. You are welcome. ❀

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      1. Queen Karen says:

        Smiles πŸ€—. The Lord is everything we will ever need. Merry Christmas πŸŽ„ πŸ˜ŠπŸ•Š. Jesus is the reason for the season. Have a wonderful day Mercy πŸ™ŒπŸΏ

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        1. Yes dear. He is. πŸ’―πŸ’ƒ
          Thanks Karen. ❀

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        2. Queen Karen says:

          No problem Mercy πŸ•ŠπŸ˜Š

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        3. Thanks dear. πŸ€—

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  11. Helen Clayborn says:

    Amen

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    1. πŸ€—.

      I saw that you reblogged the post but have tried accessing your blog site but it keeps stating “…unavailable”

      Like

    2. Thanks for the reblog. ❀

      Like

  12. Amen! A beautiful example of the importance of obedience. God in His infinite mercies will always show up and reward.

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    1. Thanks, dear. True, He rewards those who diligently seek Him!.
      ❀

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  13. ☺ Anu Kan bai! Always a word in season πŸ‘Œ

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    1. Ayansola IBK!. 😁

      All to Him. πŸ™ŒπŸ™‚

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  14. After I initially left a comment I seem to have clicked on the -Notify me when new comments are added- checkbox and now every time a comment is added I receive four emails with the exact same comment. There has to be a way you are able to remove me from that service? Thanks!

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  15. Awww. So sorry about that. I don’t think I am able to do that from my end actually. Because its a subscription, and it was initiated from your end.

    Please let me know when you are able to. πŸ€—

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