The royal administrators, prefects, satraps, advisers and governors have all agreed that the king should issue an edict and enforce the decree that anyone who prays to any god or human being during the next thirty days, except to you, Your Majesty, shall be thrown into the lions’ den. Daniel 6:7
The news wasn’t really good, a law had been passed, and everyone who doesn’t obey the decree will be thrown into the lion’s den.
Verse 10 says “Now when Daniel learned that the decree had been published, he went home to his upstairs room where the windows opened toward Jerusalem. Three times a day he got down on his knees and prayed, giving thanks to his God, just as he had done before.”
He prayed, giving thanks to His God?
Common Daniel, there’s nothing to be thankful for here; soon you’ll be executed by praying.
Daniel knew that he’ll be caught; still he prayed and gave thanks to His God.
What a grateful heart you have, instead of complaining, instead of worrying, you were so calm, peaceful and trusting, and yes the God whom you serve, rescued you.
Apostle Paul once said to the church in the Thessalonica “give thanks in all circumstances for this is God’s will for you in Christ”
Every time we give thanks, we are pleasing God.
In plenty or in want, give thanks.
Whether well fed or hungry, give thanks.
In sickness or in health, give thanks.
In tribulation or in blessing, give thanks.
In suffering or in comfort, give thanks.
Because that is the Father’s will for you in Christ.
Thankful for the following:
#41- new maternity pants
#42- baked lasagna.
#43- waking up in the middle of the night for my quiet time.
#44- quilts to make us warm
#45- a warm house even without using heater
#46- healthy baby in my womb
#47- my health
#48- hospital that’s so near, few meters away from our place.
#49- was able to visit the hospital even without my husband (note: I don’t know the language and few of them can communicate in English)