Success through Prayer
Daniel 6:1-5 NIV
It pleased Darius to appoint 120 satraps to rule throughout the kingdom, with three administrators over them, one of whom was Daniel. The satraps were made accountable to them so that the king might not suffer loss. Now Daniel so distinguished himself among the administrators and the satraps by his exceptional qualities that the king planned to set him over the whole kingdom. At this, the administrators and the satraps tried to find grounds for charges against Daniel in his conduct of government affairs, but they were unable to do so. They could find no corruption in him, because he was trustworthy and neither corrupt nor negligent. Finally these men said, “We will never find any basis for charges against this man Daniel unless it has something to do with the law of his God.”
Today we will define success as experiencing the plans of the King (Jesus) in spite of the plans of the enemies. We want to recognize the fact that God has plans for us, we have plans for ourselves, Satan has plans for us and people also have plans for us. However it is God’s plans for us that should prevail, because His plans for us are "good, to give us a future and a hope" (Jeremiah 29:11).
Daniel distinguised himself because He was full of light, knowledge and wisdom which he received through his persistent and disciplined prayer life. The king planned to promote him, while his coworkers planned to get him fired and killed.
Daniel continued to pray in accordance with the Law of his God; Daniel 6:10 NIV
"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"
Because of prayer, God sent an angel to shut the mouths of the lions (the enemies weapons to kill and destroy Daniel), and Daniel lived and prospered in the land, but his enemies perished (Daniel 6:23-24; 28).
Pray today and cancel every plan of the enemy concerning you and enforce God's Word! Live your life according to the Law of your God (Psalm 1:3), and don't be intimidated by the enemy.