DCLM Higher Everyday 7 April , 2018- Becoming Excellent by pastor Kumuyi
TEXT: Daniel 6: 1 – 3; Daniel 1: 1 – 20
“Then this Daniel was preferred above the presidents and princes, because an excellent spirit was in him; and the king thought to set him over the whole realm” (Daniel 6:3).
Pat Rily said that, “Excellence is the gradual result of always striving to do better.” The success story of Daniel should spur you on to excellent success.
It is a clear example of how God can raise an inconsequential person to an extra-ordinary height.
Daniel was a slave in a foreign nation, Babylon. Your background is most probably better than his. He achieved excellence by a
combination of three means: Strict obedience to God, a dint of hard work and prayer.
If you combine these, you would achieve similar results. Most youths fail in some or all of the factors and fail in life.
A broader study of Daniel shows he was neither corrupt, nor negligent in his duties.
He was holy, diligent in his work and prayerful. Put the past behind you; resolve and plan to do better. You can set a new record if you are holy, diligent in your studies and ask God’s help in prayer.
QUOTE: Resolve and plan to do better
CHALLENGE: You can attain Excellence.
PRAYER: Lord, help me to become an excellent youth.
FURTHER READING: DANIEL 1: 8-20