Daniel 1:20 “And in all matters of wisdom and understanding about which the king examined them, he found them ten times better than all the magicians and astrologers who were in all his realm.”
I love the story of Daniel! I love that he stood out from the rest of the people because he had an excellent spirit. Daniel inspires me to do the little things that make a big difference. Out of all the stories in the Bible, Daniel’s story isn’t marred with a single moral failure. The book of Daniel shows time and time again that Daniel rose to the top due to his relationship with God and his excellent spirit.
Jesus died for the world, but He will not compromise to be in it. He is different and is constantly calling us out of the world to be different! Daniel never fit in, nor did he try. He knew that his excellence glorified God and that was what he sought after. Your excellent spirit glorifies God and causes you to be elevated above others. Keep pursuing God’s thoughts and God’s ways and you will have an excellent spirit.
Renewal Thought: Be excellent not for attention but to glorify God. You serve an excellent God, and when you are excellent you are being Christ-like.
Prayer: Lord, I believe I am on my way to greater things in life. I pray my marriage, children, and career are rising with Your excellent spirit. I pray, Father, I am not stuck being average or mediocre. You make me better, Lord. Your excellent spirit is moving me upward in all I do.