Plates to Spin - Saturday May 23, 2015
There, in a foreign land, you will worship idols made from wood and stone-gods that neither see nor hear nor eat nor smell. But from there you will search again for the LORD your God. And if you search for him with all your heart and soul, you will find him. Deuteronomy 4:28-29 NLT
For the last lesson we learn from Daniel's life, we circle back to the promise of Moses from Deuteronomy. I really believe that this promise was at the core of Daniel's life. The third lesson is: Seek God.
Daniel wanted to find God, so he established a habit. Every day, three times a day-in the morning, at midday, and at the end of the day-Daniel set aside time to seek God. I believe this is because he hungered and thirsted for this promise.
God meant more to Daniel than all the recognition at work, than moving up the ranks, than his personal security. He knew that "a day in God's courts is better than a thousand outside" (Psalm 84:10)-even in the Persian court.
The greatest "excuse" I hear from well-meaning Christians for not seeking God is "I am too busy. Oh, boy, you should see my schedule. I work a lot of hours, I've got stuff going on, I just can't find much time to seek God. I am so busy that I just get tired! I am so beat at the end of the day." That's the number one excuse.
When Daniel was about 80 years old, he got promoted to supervise 120 princes assigned by King Darius to rule over 120 provinces. So I have a question: Do you think Daniel was a busy man with this high-level management responsibility? Do you think his work was demanding? Do you think he had a lot of plates to spin and balls to juggle?
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