Day 257

Today’s Reading – Daniel 4-6

When Daniel learned that the document had been signed, he went to his house. Now his upper room had open windows that faced Jerusalem. Daniel knelt down, prayed, and praised his God three times that day, just like he always did.  Daniel 6:10 CEB

I love the last part of this verse . . . just like he always did.

Most of us know the story about Daniel in the lion’s den. Some of us know he got there by breaking the king’s rule.

Few remember the rule was about praying to anyone but the king for a thirty day period.

Daniel was not protesting.

Daniel was not making a statement.

Daniel was not trying to bring to light an injustice.

Daniel was simply doing what he always did – pray!

When it comes to your relationship with God, what will people say you always do?


I am a United Methodist Pastor and have the privilege of serving as the Senior Pastor for the church of my childhood. I preach in a place I once was an acolyte. I love to preach, but more importantly I love to teach. I firmly believe that Faith Matters and should affect how we live. This blog is a place where I come to share the randomness that is life and faith ... and the intersection of the two.

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