The battle we face is not against the flesh, our battles are spiritual.
It is impossible to please God without faith. What is faith?
Faith is confidence in what we hope for and what we cannot see.
1 Peter 1:3-12
God has chosen to use our confidence in him as a conduit of grace.
God gave us power to rule over everything on the earth and because of our lack of confidence we have become afraid of the very things that God calls us to rule over.
We have to learn to protect and build our confidence.
Being disobedience is not how you protect your confidence.
Christ was troubled to the point of death, but he chose to obey God’s will. When you obey God’s will it builds your confidence.
Daniel did not give in to his feelings and what was happening to him.
When things are not happening in our lives as we would hope we asked ourselves where is God?
Daniel decided to honour God despite what was happening in his life.
Our success in life has nothing to do with our circumstances but how we choose to deal with it. Are we honouring God in our difficult circumstances?
Unless we choose to honour God he will not bless us.
Attitude of Honouring God
*Get to know God ( you cannot honour someone that you don’t know)
*Diligently do the things that God expects us to
*When we choose to go against God’s word we never win.
We have to practise doing things that honour God in how we treat our children, spouses, and friends.
How are we honouring God today?
Make a decision to get to know God intimately this is both for the disciples and non-disciples.