When the king of Babylon took Daniel as a slave, Daniel was chosen to be trained in Babylonian's wisdom so that someday he would serve the king. The king's court provided his food and drinks, but he refused to eat and drink them because they had been sacrificed to the idols of Babylon. Daniel did not want to dishonor God by eating and drinking their food. Daniel was a teenager when he made up his mind that he would honor God in his life; as a result, God had blessed and extraordinarily used his life.
Knowing and believing God are two different things. Knowing God only goes through our minds. For example, we know that Jesus died on the cross for our sins, but if we do not believe in our hearts, it would not mean anything. Believing in our hearts means living out what we know about God. It should affect the way we live day by day. Daniel could have easily dishonored God by eating the court's food because no one would be able to see him. However, since he decided in his heart that he would not dishonor God, he was able to live out what he believed about God.
We need to live like Daniel. We need to live out what we know about God. This is how we can experience God in our lives. Many Christians think that they are far away from God because they are not willing to live out what they know about God. God wants us to experience Him in our lives because this is what true Christianity means.
Ask yourself this question: do you really believe in what you know about God? If so, how are you living it out?
Write down the problems that you are facing today and lift them up to God.
Father in Heaven, thank you for the life of Daniel. I pray that I will live out what I know about you. Please help me to not just know you, but to experience you in my life. Please forgive me if I have not been living out what I know about you. Please help me to pray and do my daily devotion. May you help me know with my (mention your prayer requests). In Jesus name, I pray. Amen.