The call to consistency.
It is important that we are consistent in our walk with God. Consistency can lead to the breakthrough you are looking for. All too often people give up on a commitment they have made and never see the changes they desire.
Consistent prayer is a mark of commitment, which God sees and rewards. Daniel was consistent in his prayer life and committed to it, even at the risk of his own life. When the decree was signed preventing anyone from praying to God, Daniel still prayed, as he had always done. Nothing was going to stop the commitment he had made or the lifestyle he knew to be right.
Now when Daniel knew that the writing was signed, he went home. And in his upper room, with his windows open toward Jerusalem, he knelt down on his knees three times that day, and prayed and gave thanks before his God, as was his custom since early days. – Daniel 6:10.
This committed and consistent lifestyle was part of who Daniel was. It marked him out and kept him connected to God. Daniel had a rhythm of prayer life which he maintained and valued. This would have been seen by God, but also others around him would notice it too.
Consistency is a testimony in itself. Other people who value this principle, will see and be inspired to seek God more themselves. It will also get the attention of those who feel threatened by the commitment. The most important thing for Daniel, was that his consistency to prayer was seen by God who rewarded him with protection.
Then the king arose very early in the morning and went in haste to the den of lions. 20 And when he came to the den, he cried out with a lamenting voice to Daniel. The king spoke, saying to Daniel, “Daniel, servant of the living God, has your God, whom you serve continually, been able to deliver you from the lions?” – Daniel 6:19,20
We must also live consistent lives in accordance with the other sense of the word. To be consistent in all circumstances and in every part of our life. The same on Monday as we are on Sunday. Don’t let your witness be spoilt by bad habits or bad company.
As Christians, we seek to be more like the one we are following every day. God is the ultimate example of consistency. We can rely on Him because He never changes.
Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning. – James 1:17.
Don’t give up on a commitment you have made to God, despite the difficulties you may face, it will be rewarded, because you are showing His character. As we grow in God, we begin to show more of His character to those around us. When we remain steadfast and consistent, we testify of the goodness of God to mankind and our lives become more stable. God sees us in our quiet times, protects us in our trials and blesses us beyond measure. as we grow in Him.