Character Testifies Truth

Our faithfulness where we are planted, matters. People notice consistency over time. When our character testifies truth through our ongoing actions, Christ is seen through us. Daniel was an incredible example of this. He was an exile in a foreign land, torn from all that he knew. Though he entered the land under less than ideal circumstances, he was honorable to complete every task assigned to him, and faithful to honor God first, in all that he said and did. Never did he compromise his beliefs for what was asked of him. Daniel found favor before God and men, through his ongoing commitment to the Lord. Ultimately, after a series of unfortunate events and some jealous satraps seeking to destroy him, King Darius was so moved by what he witnessed in and through Daniel that he commanded his kingdom follow God.

 

“I issue a decree that in every part of my kingdom people must fear and reverence the God of Daniel.  For He is the living God, and He endures forever; His kingdom will not be destroyed, His dominion will never end.  He rescues and He saves; He performs signs and wonders in the heavens and on the earth. He has rescued Daniel from the power of the lions.” – (Daniel 6:26-27)

 

How do we impact those around us? Do our words and actions align in a way that is a positive witness for Christ? Our faithfulness in even the smallest of circumstances, can speak volumes to those who do not yet know Him. May we walk in His truth, as our words and deeds align with all that He would ask of us.

 

May we stay true,Character Testifies Truth

to You, O Lord;

in word and deed,

Your love outpoured.

Let love and light,

both freely flow;

so all we meet,

may come to know.

Allow Your grace,

be evident;

and all desire,

You be present.

For You endure,

our Holy One;

forevermore,

O Three-in-One.

 

Dear Heavenly Father, thank You that You are for us, and that You remain present with those who are faithful to follow You. Thank You that even in the most dire of circumstances, You remain present. Thank You that You can use our faithfulness to follow You, in all things at all times, as a testimony before those around us. Forgive us for the times when we have been inconsistent, and help us to remain steadfast in Your strength. Teach us to trust You more, so that we may more clearly reflect Your love and light to all whom we encounter. May many come to know and revere You as their Savior and King. Be exalted, O God, as we are faithful to You in our words and deeds. Amen.

© Shannon Elizabeth Moreno and Revelations in Writing, May 2011 – present.

May God Almighty grant you mercy. – Genesis 43:14

Waking to His Wonders

“How great are His signs, how mighty His wonders!  His kingdom is an eternal kingdom; His dominion endures from generation to generation.” – Daniel 4:3

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“His miracles are staggering, His wonders are surprising.  His kingdom lasts and lasts, His sovereign rule goes on forever.” – (The Message)

These words were spoken by King Nebuchadnezzar after he witnessed the miraculous power and protection provided by God, to Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego.  After God had protected every hair on their head and every thread on their garments from the fiery furnace in which they had been thrown,  no trace of fire was upon them, despite the the fact that the fire had blazed so bright that it had scorched and killed the soldiers that threw them into it.  King Nebuchadnezzar recognized the awesome power of the Most High God, and made it known to all the people throughout his kingdom and beyond.

When we witness the miraculous, do we take a moment to marvel at the magnificence of our Maker as He has moved in His might?  Miracles take place around us every day, we just have to have our eyes and ears open, so as to not miss the majesty of the moments.

Healings, hope, health, heaven and a hint of all that it holds, are happening everywhere, each day.  As we learn of and experience the wonders of His way, may we take time to celebrate and give credit where credit is due.

Dear Heavenly Father, thank You that You are not a “god out there”, but You are God who comes near to His kids.  Thank You that Your sovereignty is eternal.  May we recognize the remarkable all around us, and give proper glory to You, God.  In all that we say and do, may we sing all praise that points straight to You.  Amen.

© Shannon Elizabeth Moreno and Revelations in Writing, May 2011 – present