The Christian Public Servant – “an excellent spirit within”
March 9, 2018 – Friday
Daniel 6:3 [NKJV] Then this Daniel distinguished himself above the governors and satraps, because an excellent spirit was in him; and the king gave thought to setting him over the whole realm.
A few years back, I came across some brothers who changed my life – forever! They were free-world men, and they came to Life Row as a prison ministry. We had three days of retreat in the Lord. I didn’t expect what I received. We had a lot of homemade food, and music, and prayer. But there was more. I saw something in these new brothers that I craved. Each had an excellent spirit within that softened my hardened heart and flesh. The brothers on Life Row noticed it, too, and throughout the weekend we not only cried – we changed.
Scripture reminds us how Daniel distinguished himself because he had an excellent spirit within. God encourages you and me to gain that same kind of spirit.
Today, as you prepare to go to work, make up your mind and heart so that, just like Daniel, you will distinguish yourself. Go to work today with an excellent spirit within and see how God blesses you!
Father, in the name of Jesus, I pray. Give me Your wisdom and strength to show others how Your healing power can transform spirits within – no matter what the situation or circumstances. Amen.
Jimmy Davis, Jr. Z-557 Unit N-10 Death Row (LIFE ROW!) Holman Correctional Facility Alabama Department of Corrections Atmore, Alabama USA