I had a lady that started attending our church and wanted God to bless her financially. She had a lot of bondage. But within a week or two she will call me over and over and say God has not blessed her. She needed a car, a house, some new clothes and she knows now that she was praying God needs to answer her. She looked and me and expected me to do those things for her. One day troubled in my spirit I sat everyone down and told them they have to settle it with God like the three Hebrew boys. That no matter what we will love and worship God, that we are not just here for the blessing. I told her to settle it in her mind. Thank God that several months later she came to me, she went from jobless and almost homeless to getting a job, a car, a husband and she was all smiles. God had come through for her.
Shadrach , Meshach and Abenego knew that they were in Babylon because their fathers had sinned. They loved God and even in captivity they continued to worship God. It was not their fault. Their fathers did this. They also knew that even if God did not bless them or save them they will still worship God. They knew that nothing was going to separate them from God. They were about to be burnt alive. They told the king they will not argue on the matter. They knew God could deliver them but if he didn’t then they were willing to die for righteousness.
Daniel 3:16 Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego, answered and said to the king, O Nebuchadnezzar, we are not careful to answer thee in this matter. 17 If it be so, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and he will deliver us out of thine hand, O king. 18 But if not, be it known unto thee, O king, that we will not serve thy gods, nor worship the golden image which thou hast set up.
O Lord Teach me to trust you in the name of Jesus
Every Idol in my mind, die in the name of Jesus
~excepts from I Trust God as my Commander in Chief by Dr Stella Immanuel~