In our everyday life are Christian beliefs are challenged. Christians are thought to be poor and the Bible tells me that we are rich and God has the proper to give us wealth. When Jesus came to earth, born of a virgin, he left all riches in heaven to another state of wealth. No where in the word of God does it say that Jesus was poor. It is okay to be wealthy and Christian.
We need to be like Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego and do not waver in our faith in God. It does not matter if they look at us crazy and their countenance changes toward us, BELIEVE GOD.
Daniel 3:16-19 King James Version (KJV)
16 Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, answered and said to the king, O Nebuchadnezzar, we are not careful to answer thee in this matter. 17 If it be so, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and he will deliver us out of thine hand, O king. 18 But if not, be it known unto thee, O king, that we will not serve thy gods, nor worship the golden image which thou hast set up. 19 Then was Nebuchadnezzar full of fury, and the form of his visage was changed against Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego: therefore he spake, and commanded that they should heat the furnace one seven times more than it was wont to be heated.
Here we see that the King was so mad that he made the furnace 7 times hotter than normal. He put Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego in fiery furnace and GOD/JESUS came on the scene.
Daniel 3:24-26 King James Version (KJV)
24 Then Nebuchadnezzar the king was astonished, and rose up in haste, and spake, and said unto his counsellors, Did not we cast three men bound into the midst of the fire? They answered and said unto the king, True, O king. 25 He answered and said, Lo, I see four men loose, walking in the midst of the fire, and they have no hurt; and the form of the fourth is like the Son of God. 26 Then Nebuchadnezzar came near to the mouth of the burning fiery furnace, and spake, and said, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, ye servants of the most high God, come forth, and come hither. Then Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, came forth of the midst of the fire.
As long as we stand on the word of God, we can not fail. God is fighting for us, protecting us and guiding us to succeed. The challenge(s) being faced does not matter, we have victory in Christ Jesus. Resolve today to believe and have faith in GOD.