Giving Thanks

Now when Daniel knew that the writing was signed, he went into his house; and his windows being open in his chamber toward Jerusalem, he kneeled upon his knees three times a day, and prayed, and gave thanks before his God, as he did aforetime.  – Daniel 6:10

It is easy to give thanks for all the things we have.  We are not so good at giving thanks for what we don’t have, for difficult times, for circumstances we don’t understand – but it is exactly in these times that God works best, surprises us most, and is glorified more than ever.  The account of Daniel in the Old Testament is an example to inspire us.  Taken from his conquered people, forced to serve pagan overlords, Daniel was not disrespectful or despairing, but remained obedient to God’s principles, giving thanks daily.  By doing so, he gained favor with his captors without compromising his faith, and in the process, led the Persian King to believe in the power of our God.

Gratitude ignites miracles!

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