Daniel 1:8

But Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not defile himself with the portion of the king’s meat nor with the wine which he drank: therefore he requested of the prince of the eunuchs that he might not defile himself.

 

May there be a purposeful, intentional, decided

Internal and external destination

In our heart, soul, and mind in regards

To living missionally, determinedly, whole-heartedly, courageously, refusingly

In the midst of worldly pressures to practice and concede

To ungodly conformities, worldliness and sin.

 

May we be purposeful

In our words and actions

So that all will see and know

We have put off the old

And put on the new.

 

May we be intentional in our excellence

Knowing that whatever we choose

We do all for the glory of our God.

 

May we be decided that we will

Without ceasing pray and have courageous faith

For we know that our God will stop any and all

Prowling and roaring lions

That would seek to destroy us as their prey.

 

May we all be Christ-like and Danielesque in our refusals

And repudiate any and all enemy driven conformities.

May we all refuse the worldly, Satanic mold

And keep our focus on Jesus

So all will see in us our Savior fully formed

Gloriously living in and through us,

Walking with us in the lions den,

Praying openly to the living God

Who can save nations and peoples from their sins,

Refusing to bow the knee to anyone or anything

But Christ alone so that it will be said of us

“Look I see Jesus Christ, the Son of God walking in their midst

For they live out , practice, and believe

The purposeful Christ-like and Danielesque dietary refusal of worldliness and sin.”

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