“Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego replied to him, king Nebuchadnezzar, we do not need to defend ourselves before you in this matter. If we are thrown into the blazing furnace, the God we serve is able to deliver us from it, and he will deliver us from Your Majesty hand. But even if he does not, we want you to know, Your Majesty, that we will not serve your gods or worship the image of gold you have set up.” Daniel 3:16-18

What is your conviction about the God whom you believe and how strong is that conviction? What is the level of your commitment and consecration to the God whom you serve? What in life will make you deny the God whom you believe and serve?

Except you give up everything else even your life for His sake, you cannot experience and inherit the everlasting life He promised. It is only by dying that you can truly live.

Your courage to demonstrate unyielding faithfulness to Jesus even under any life threatening situation is the pathway to manifesting His glory in the dark world. No matter how difficult your circumstances presently, if you remain confident and willing to endure the worst for His sake rather than denying your faith in Christ, He will also not disappoint you but vindicate, honor and exalt you eventually.

Note this, the faith that is not worth dying for is also not worth living for at all. There is no other way to proof your love and allegiance to Christ than your willingness to remain faithful no matter the cost. May the Lord give you the grace and the fortitude to stand every test till you triumph at the end in Jesus name. Good morning and do have a victorious and joyous weekend. 

Your brother,

Olufemi Babalola