Best Advice Received
Through The Fire
Daniel 3:14–20, 24–28
As believers of God, there will be times in which we are faced with difficult decisions to make, as the path to salvation is narrow. The choices we have the free will to make will be between faith over fear, trust over doubt, confidence over worry, kind candor over deception, gratitude over self-pity, peace over chaos, and above all else, love over hatred and bigotry.
As a wife and mother of six children, I've faced countless decisions, but in every instance where I chose the first (faith, trust, confidence, kind candor, gratitude, peace and love), which is sometimes very difficult to do without the guidance of the Holy Spirit, God showed himself to be in the midst the whole time.
Let us remember Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego and their courageous act when our flesh wants us to choose the latter (fear, doubt, deception, hatred, etc.). May this poem serve as a reminder that God is an on-time God, ready to use your life's story for His glory.
Though you stand in the fire,
God is right there beside you.
And as the flames engulf your temple
Be still and know that He is tried and true.
Be strong in Him, courageous and bold
For He orders your steps
That are worth more than silver and gold.
He called you by name before anyone else -
Created you to do good works and stand apart from the rest.