What evidence shows us that Daniel had deep spiritual hunger, was intensely prayerful and earnestly pursued God?
THE LAST SIX CHAPTERS of Daniel contained monumental dreams and visions that he received from God regarding the times to come. How did they come to be revealed to a marketplace individual like Daniel? What does that mean for us? There was probably an element of “giftedness” in Daniel. He could see and receive more because he was sovereignly endowed with keen spiritual sensitivity. But Daniel also diligently did his part. The revelations did not just fall into his lap as he went about his daily life. They came amid his deep spiritual hunger, devotion to intense prayer and earnest pursuit of God (Dan 2:17-19; 7:15-16; 8:15; 9:1-23; 10:1-14). Daniel continually engaged deeply with God while, at the same time, he responsibly and competently “went about the king’s business” (Dan 8:27). His marketplace work was significant – a God-given calling. But he did not compromise his deep spiritual pursuits or leave them to “spiritual professionals”. Both pursuits were just as important to Daniel! Careful not to dissipate himself through empty pleasures outside of work, he diligently went about both his earthly king’s business and the Eternal King’s business. Daniel models something significant for us as marketplace disciples. Yes, our work in the marketplace is important. But there is more. We have no excuse for not growing in spiritual hunger, depth, fervour and purity. We can be filled with the Holy Spirit, empowered and well-used by God as able ministers in His Kingdom. The work of God’s Kingdom is not the sole preserve of pastors and missionaries. They are also part of our calling, responsibility and privilege as God’s servants.
How can I grow to better minister to others in my communities and to do the work of God’s Kingdom?
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What is one key thing that God said to me this week in light of what has happened?
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