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Daniel 6:10 Now when Daniel knew that the writing was signed, he went into his house; and his windows being open in his chamber toward Jerusalem, he kneeled upon his knees three times a day, and prayed, and gave thanks before his God, as he did aforetime.

Do not allow anything to rob you of your times of intimacy with the father. When the intimacy goes, so does the hedge of protection.

Be mindful of the fact that your day to day circumstances are aimed at robbing you of your time of intimacy with God. If you allow that to happen, the next stage will be broken fellowship with the father (spiritual death). That context will provide an opportunity for the enemy to come in and kill, steal and destroy.

Daniel was very protective of his time of intimacy with the Father, so when the presidents and princes conspired against him by tricking King Darius into signing the decree that for 30 days no man should make a petition to any other God or man, but the King, Daniel would have none of it.  The scripture said in Daniel 6:10 that even though Daniel knew the decree was signed he went and prayed three times per day as he did before with his window opened and his face turned towards Jerusalem. He was not going to allow nothing to change his habit of spending quality time with God even if it meant being thrown in the lion’s den. Because he maintained his intimacy with God, his hedge remained in place and he escaped the lion’s den unharmed. Daniel could have taken the decision to stop praying for 30 days, but if he did he would have been prone to make a costly mistake that could have cost him his position in the palace or possibly life.  

Be diligent to overcome whatever it is that eats away at your time of intimacy with the father. Maintaining your fellowship with God is too important to allow anything to come in the way.

Life Application: Establish set times for prayer and worship every day and let nothing get in the way of that.  

Prayer: Lord, you are worth fighting for. I put you above everything. Help me to prioritize you and honor you always. In Jesus name, amen.

Stacyan Rowe

I am an avid reader who enjoys exploring the world through words. I am a Christian, wife and mother to two amazing boys. I am an English teacher at the secondary level. I love writing and having meaningful discussions.

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