"But Daniel was determined not to defile himself by eating the food and wine given to them by the king. He asked the chief of staff for permission not to eat these unacceptable foods." Daniel 1:8
God blesses His obedient children. His instructions are for our benefit. Don't settle for second best in order to satisfy a craving or give in to a moment of pleasure. You have a promise of a lifetime that you will gain favor, street, health and wisdom. Make the choice to deny the things of the world - use it as an opportunity to show others what you're really made of. If you live to do what others want you to do, you will forfeit the favor of God. Sometimes our greatest witness is shown by what we won't do.
Ask your Heavenly Father to reveal anything that you're taking in that is holding back your blessing, favor, and strength.
For the next 21 days, we will post here, and (the link) on our Facebook page, daily devotionals and words of encouragement (some written by our Cornerstone family). We pray that they will give you insight and wisdom and minister to you in a way that moves you closer to our Heavenly Father.