2019 is almost gone! It could’ve been a great year filled with exciting times and things to celebrate, or a tough year that you want to forget. Daniel understood the extremes of both of these realities and still writes:

God knows all, does all: He changes the seasons and guides history, He raises up kings and also brings them down, he provides both intelligence and discernment (Daniel 2:21)

Regardless of how it seemed like he was doing, Daniel had a rock-solid understanding of God’s role in the world and in his life. It’s a ‘view from above’ that makes things clear.

Ask God to show you 2019 from His perspective.




Would you turn down a great opportunity for no other reason than you felt it just wasn’t right? In the first chapter of Daniel’s story, Daniel trades his 5-star meal for some veg and water because he felt it would corrupt him. Does this mean we all need to become vegetarians? Thankfully not!

There is another story where Jesus tells Peter what will become of him one day (it wasn’t good news), and Peter responds by looking at John and asking, “What about him?” Jesus’ response was basically, “It’s none of your business. You must follow me.” Sometimes God asks us to do things that go beyond what he might ask of someone else. Are you willing to say “yes” to God no matter what he asks?

John 21.18-23 here