Daniel was a worshipper, that was why he was able to say ‘no’, he purposed in his heart that he was not going to be defiled (Dan.1:8). Some other people would have seen Daniel’s position as an opportunity. What most people call opportunity today is nothing but leprosy. Defilement is antithetical to the purpose of God. Daniel was so addicted to the presence of God to the extent that when there was an unholy legislation from the supreme leader of the empire, he defied the legislation. He still went ahead to worship God because he decided that his worship of Jehovah was not negotiable. He was thrown into the lion’s den but God sent his angel to shut the mouth of the lion. He came out many times better and the name of the Lord was magnified.

Let your actions magnify the name of the Lord. That is the secret of divine elevation. When God lifts you, nobody can bring you down. No power can demote you. Daniel never applied for any position but no king ruled in Babylon without Daniel. Remember that he was a slave! He taught us how to reign in the midst of our foes. He taught us what true worship is all about.

Worship is not for sale. Worship is not for compromise. May God give us worshippers who will turn things around in the world in the mighty name of Jesus. Every Church has workers’ fellowship or workers in training school. We make workers first before making people worshippers. Once you make a worker out of a person, he can never become a worshipper. Even if you climb the ecclesiastical ladder and you are not a worshipper, everything you do will amount to wood, hay and stubble. Everybody’s work is going to be tested. Anything that is not done with the right spirit cannot amount to anything in God’s kingdom. A lot of people today are too Church-centric. Their pastors may be growing their Church numerically but the Church cannot grow spiritually and comprehensively.

I have chosen to build lives. I have set my face like a flint and I advise you to do the same.

God is faithful and he is looking for faithful worshippers.

Pray –

  • Everlasting and most merciful Father. I thank you for the privilege of knowing you. I worship and adore you. Grant me the grace to worship you in spirit and in truth all the days of my life in Jesus’ name. Amen.


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