Faith Food – June 23

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Heart Purpose

But Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not defile himself with the portion of the king’s meat, nor with the wine which he drank: therefore he requested of the prince of the eunuchs that he might not defile himself. — DANIEL 1:8

I had two favorite scriptures I either read or quoted to the Lord and on which I based my confession every morning as I walked to school. The first was John 1:4. The second was Daniel chapter 1.

Read Daniel chapter 1 and see how Daniel and the three Hebrew children, although they were captives, were chosen as students in the king’s college.

The Bible says that Daniel “purposed in his heart.” I used this phrase with the Lord. I knew that even though I wasn’t living under the Old Covenant, there still was a principle here I could abide by.

You see, the Jews weren’t supposed to eat certain meats, but that’s not so with us. The Word of God says under the New Covenant, “. . . every creature of God is good, and nothing to be refused, if it be received with thanksgiving: For it is sanctified by the word of God and prayer” (1 Tim. 4:4,5).

So I acted upon the same principle Daniel did. I said this to the Lord every morning: “I purpose in my heart to walk in the light of life.”

Confession: I purpose in my heart to walk in the light of life. I purpose to walk in the light of the life of God in me.

Source: Faith Food Devotions by Kenneth E. Hagin. Excerpt permission granted by Faith Library Publications. Copyright © 1988 RHEMA Bible Church AKA Kenneth Hagin Ministries, Inc. All rights reserved.

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