Praising like Daniel

I just began week 3 of the Beth Moore Daniel study and God has been giving me a Word through this study, that’s for sure!  It has been oh so good to spend time in God’s word every day and to join up with wonderful women every Monday night to discuss our study.  God has been teaching me so much and my heart has been so blessed (yet again) by a Beth Moore study.  If you’ve never done one, I would highly recommend it!

Toward the end of week 2 of the Daniel study, Beth Moore challenged us girls to take the remaining weeks of our study and memorize a passage of scripture from the book of Daniel  – a powerful passage, at that.

The setting: Daniel had just gone to the king and asked him for some time, so that Daniel might be able to interpret the king’s dream for him.  Daniel and his friends prayed fervently for God’s mercy and revelation, so that they might not lose their lives over the king’s anger and frustration (see Daniel chapter 2 for a more thorough explanation.)  That night, God revealed the king’s dream to Daniel in a vision.  And praise Jesus for that, because now Daniel and his friends’ lives would be spared! So Daniel praised God for His provision and revelation:

“Praise be to the name of God forever and ever;

wisdom and power are His.

He changes times and seasons; He deposes kings and raises up others.

He gives wisdom to the wise

and knowledge to the discerning.

He reveals deep and hidden things;

He knows what lies in darkness,

and light dwells with Him.

I thank and praise You, God of my ancestors:

You have given me wisdom and power,

You have made known to me what we asked of You,

You have made known to us the dream of the king.”

– Daniel 2:20-23

Amen to that, right?  This passage of scripture is an awesome prayer and a wonderful praise to the faithful Father.  If you’re looking to memorize scripture, why not memorize these three verses with me?  I’ve written them on note-cards and have been taking them with me everywhere, slowly repeating the verses to myself.

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I want to praise God’s faithfulness like Daniel did that night.

What about you? Is there other scripture that you have set on your heart to memorize?

Thanks for stopping by!

I hope you have had the most blessed Wednesday.

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5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Chamel
    Jul 10, 2013 @ 20:00:51

    Ellie….new follower from “2 Blessed 2 Be Stressed” blog hop! Looking forward to connecting! Thanks for this wonderful word! Reflecting on scripture always helps me to change my atmosphere. Like you, I’m striving daily to memorize and learn more scripture to stand firm against the enemy.

    Reply

    • Ellie Spindler
      Jul 10, 2013 @ 20:16:34

      Hi Chamel! Glad to have you here! I’ve enjoyed your blog as well, recently 🙂

      Memorizing and reflecting on scripture is such a powerful tool and can do wonders for your attitude, atmosphere, and whole day! So awesome that you, too, are striving to learn more scripture! I’m right there with you 🙂

      Reply

  2. Kelly
    Jul 10, 2013 @ 20:56:11

    Hi Ellie! Thank you so much for stopped by Curated by Kelly today and leaving a comment. I look forward to reading your blog 🙂

    Reply

  3. Ashley Lynch-Harris
    Jul 10, 2013 @ 22:03:37

    This is an amazing study! Intense in a good way. I did it years ago, but I hope to do it again soon because there is so much to gain from it. Daniel is one of my favorite books of the Bible. 🙂

    Reply

  4. Ashli @ Life of a Little Songbird
    Jul 11, 2013 @ 09:29:19

    I love Beth Moore! I have done her studies before!

    Reply

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