Yesterday, Cubs 2 and 3 jumped into the truck and said, “We’re going to LFB, of course!” I quickly corrected them and said, “Don’t say of course, say thank you, Lord.”
At their school, students who have good report cards and good behavior are invited to have a fancy lunch at a local restaurant. They have to get dressed up and everything. I am always happy to hear that they are doing their best in the classroom, but I never want them to forget to thank God for everything. He has given them the ability to learn and retain new material. He knows all and does all.
In the book of Daniel, King Nebuchadnezzar had a dream that his regular peeps couldn’t interpret. This made him angry and he decided to have all of those people who claimed to be wise killed, including Daniel and his friends. However, Daniel went to the king and asked for more time to interpret his dreams. Then, Daniel made the wisest decision ever – he prayed and had his friends pray to God that night for wisdom to interpret the king’s dream. More importantly, the next morning Daniel praised God for answers before going to the king to tell him about his dreams. Well, you know the rest of the story from there, right? If not, read the second chapter of Daniel. Daniel goes to the king and says, “There are no wise men, enchanters, magicians, or fortune-tellers who can reveal the king’s secret. But there is a God in heaven who reveals secrets, and he has shown King Nebuchadnezzar what will happen in the future.” (v. 27-28) Daniel gave God all of the credit for what he was about to reveal to the king.
Today’s lesson was a great reminder that we do not accomplish anything on our own. The Holy Spirit works through us and we are to give thanks and credit and praise to God for blessing us!