SPEAKER RECAP - MARVIN DANIELS VIA GRAHAM DODD
Brother Marvin Daniels, who is the Vice President of the Leadership Development program at Kids Across America, came and spoke to us about being Insulated in this world and not Isolated from the world. He was referring to 1 John 4 where it talks about being in this world but not of this world. God wants us to be different as we are his divine representation of Him on Earth. We are to be the Salt and the Light to this World. He talked about living above the influence where he references Daniel 3 and the story of Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego. It's the story of three Jews who were captured in a Babylonia culture for worshiping gods other other than the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. They were standing in front of the King where he was commanding everyone to bow down and worship him and his image. Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego knew that not bowing down to his image would cost them their lives and yet they chose not to. The King dared them by saying what god is going to keep you from my hands? They defined their position and said the God that we serve IS able to deliver us from your hands but even if he chooses not to, we still won’t bow. This transfers over to current day culture! Even if we may be threatened in our culture, or they call us names or talk down on the Bible that we will not remove from our position from which God has compelled us and told us to do as His followers and disciples.