First and foremost so that God would be honored but maybe this is something that we need to consider maybe he delivered in because he wasn't done using Daniel he had more things for him to do and I think that's something that you and I need to realize that God is a deliverer and if you're living your life making sure that you're following the path that God has for you and you're serving him there's nothing that can happen to you that God won't allow and as long as he has more for you to do he will continue to deliver you from anything that comes your way. Our God is a deliver you know this I started off by talking about the three big areas of my life where I saw God deliver and provide for me in a way I knew I couldn't do on my own. And so I ask I just I wonder do you have any stories in your life of how God has delivered you obviously and I'm referring to beyond your sins and the fact that you have the hope of eternal life but if someone were to ask you how do you know God is real how do you know that I can trust God Do you have any stories in your life where you can share with another person I hope you do I hope you can say oh yeah I have I have several I wish I could tell them to you right now but if you don't if you don't why not. If you don't have a story why not and ask you a couple questions and I don't do this to make you feel guilty but to challenge you to live by faith if you don't have any stories is it because you are afraid because you're afraid to live by faith you're free to do anything that goes beyond your understanding or is because you're afraid or do you not have any stories because you're simply you're not paying attention you're not listening you're doing your own saying you're not looking to God to to show you that path or do you not have any stories because you just want to be in control. You know all of those are relatable I can relate to all of those things but I gan you and like all these people in the book of Hebrews and like the entire Bible itself God is wanting us to live by faith and when we live by faith he will deliver us I hope this story from Daniel inspires all of us to do what proverb says to not trust in our own understanding but to trust in the Lord with all our hearts and in face we will pursue anything that God is leading us towards this close in prayer. There Laura down sometimes life is scary. And we sense that you might be leading us to do something in obedience and faith and or we can come up with so many reasons why we should we can see danger and we can see problems if we follow you but Lord I just pray that this this passage the story of Daniel how he looked beyond his own understanding and he realized that you are a god that's big enough to save and deliver him and he trusted you he knew exactly what he was supposed to do and he put his face in you and he trusted you and Lord you delivered him. Lord I thank you for the ways in my own personal life that you have shown me. Now when I follow the path that you lay before me you will deliver you will make sure things happen and Lord I pray that strew for us not only as individuals but also as a church there might come a time where we have to follow it and say well there are several reasons why we shouldn't do this or shouldn't do that but instead Lord you want us to live by faith and not by sight and so Lord help our facing you to be a testimony to the world around us just like Daniels was to us and if there's anyone here today struggling with something they know that you are calling them to do Lord use this as an example to inspire them to not trust in their own mind in their own intellect but to trust in you Lord continue to deliver us as long as we can be used and serve you we present Christ Amen and now May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ the love of God the Father and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all a myth.