A soon as I hear the word DARING, I think of Daniel and the old hymn, “Dare To Be A Daniel.” The Old Testament prophet dared to defy the King’s edict and continued to pray. His courage was then further put to the test as he was thrown into the den of hungry lions.
How could he do it?
Perhaps he held onto the words God gave to Joshua as he took over leadership of the nation of Isreal entering the Promised Land:
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go. (Joshua 1:9, NIV).
That which enabled and emboldened Daniel is available to us today.
When God “commanded” Joshua, the word is not ordered as much as picked or chosen. God doesn’t choose us and then shake his head wondering why (My bad, I picked you.). If he chooses us—like he chose Joshua, or chose Daniel—he is ready to give us the necessary courage or boldness for the task at hand.
Will we trust him? Will we dare to be a Daniel?
2 thoughts on “Word Wednesday: Daring”
How interesting! I JUST finished reading Daniel 6 right before I saw your post. I think maybe God is trying to tell me something today. I’m not sure how it fits into my life right now, but I’ll sure be on the lookout. I hope I would be as brave as Daniel, but I don’t think I’ve ever been in a predicament like his so it’s hard to say. Thanks for your post!
Thank you! I appreciate hearing how God is using these posts. It will be exciting to hear how your courage brings glory to the One who calls us to be strong.