I was reading in Daniel 3 a few days ago about the story of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego getting thrown into the fiery furnace because of their complete unwillingness to worship king Nebuchadnezzar’s hunk of idol junk. I’ve read this story a bunch of times, but I often miss the miracle of it…
Or at least the 3 guys’ part in the miracle.
Daniel 3:17 If this be so, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and he will deliver us out of your hand, O king.
They were willing to stick their neck out BEFORE they saw God work.
Maybe we see fewer miracles today because we’re unwilling to stick our butt to the fire in faith God is gonna show up…
We want a ‘sign’ or a ‘feeling’ first.
There are some things God has promised us that we’ll always be able to act and believe on…
Hebrews 13:5 Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said,“Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.”
So maybe our faith needs to be activated before our eyes….
We need to believe BEFORE we see,