"They brought Daniel and threw him into the lions’ den. The king said to Daniel, 'May your God, whom you serve continually, rescue you!' A stone was brought and placed over the mouth of the
den. . . .

"At the first light of dawn the king got up and hurried to the lions’ den. When he reached the den, he cried out in anguish to Daniel. “Daniel, servant of the living God,” the king said, 'has your God whom you serve continually been able to rescue you from the lions?'

"Then Daniel spoke with the king: 'May the king live forever. My God sent His angel and shut the lions’ mouths. They haven’t hurt me, for I was found innocent before Him. Also, I have not committed a crime against you my king.'

"The king was overjoyed and gave orders to take Daniel out of the den. So Daniel was taken out of the den, uninjured, for he trusted in his God." –Daniel 6:16b-23


When we avail ourselves to God, He manifests more of His character in us, making the extraordinary become the ordinary, as in the story of Daniel. Success often follows obedience and trust in God. As a result of Daniel’s obedience, he prospered in his position and caused the hearts of the people to be turned toward God.

Available hands reflect an available heart. When we are prepared to let God use us, He is prepared to do remarkable things through us. God’s presence and help is available to us every moment and everywhere. He is always with us, listens to us, and pursues us with His love.


1. What keeps you from being available to God?
2. Are you willing to be as readily available to Him as He is to you?
3. Do your hands reflect an available heart?


Daniel 6:13-23; 9:20-23; 10:12


Father, help me to have an available heart that reflects Your available love, help me to be like Daniel and trust what You desire to do in and through me. Amen.

Bible Reference: 
Daniel 10