Can anyone recall the story of Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego in Daniel 3? I certainly do! They were not going to bow down to the rules of King Nebuchadnezzar, who had threatened to throw them into the fiery furnace. Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego had faith in God and stood on His promises. In Daniel 3:17 (NIV) these three Hebrew men told King Nebuchadnezzar, “If we are thrown into the blazing furnace, the God we serve is able to deliver us from it, and he will deliver us from Your Majesty’s hand.” King Nebuchadnezzar became very furious with these three men and requested that the furnace be turned up hotter than the normal temperature. He had soldiers to tie the men up and throw them into the blazing furnace. The flames were so hot that that they even killed the soldiers who threw the men into the fire. But to King Nebuchadnezzar’s surprise he saw four men walking around in the fire! They were not tied up or harmed! The fourth man was the Son of God! Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego was promoted by the king because of this.
You may have fire in your life right now. You may be battling with a lot right now. You have been praying that God will rescue you from the fire; yet, you are still in it. This is where you must activate your faith in God. The enemy may turn the fire up in your life, but God will turn His fire up higher! While you are in the fire, God will get in the fire with you. When you hold steadfast to His promises, no harm will come to you. You will not be defeated by that illness! You will not be defeated by that breakup or divorce! You will not be defeated by financial issues! God is going to bring you out in victory! God is going to promote you! The miracle is in the fire! You get stronger in the fire! You get wiser in the fire! The miracle is, indeed, in the fire! Be Blessed. – S.L.M.