Thank-yous, Homage, and Praying in Windows
“…Three times a day he got down on his knees and prayed, giving thanks to his God…” (Daniel 6:10)
We often applaud Daniel for doing this despite the life threatening decree from the king to worship no “god” but the king. We encourage ourselves to be willing to worship God despite a life threatening law. This is well and good. God grant us such a strong faith! But this is not the only application to be found here. Daniel got down on his knees and prayed, giving thanks to his God three times a day. Here’s our application… Do you do that? That’s a whole lot simpler and easier than standing up against a world power. Yet do we do it? Do we give thanks three times a day for more than our sandwich? What’s more, do we get on our knees – completely stopping whatever we’re doing, to thank Him? Do we respect Him enough and are we thankful enough to stop and put Him first, even for five minutes? And as we actually make that time to stop and thank Him, are we willing to, like David, do it in a “window”? Our window could be our workplace, our school, our favorite restaurant. Are we actually willing to stop to thank Him somewhere where we might be noticed?