"Then Nebuchadnezzar was furious with Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, and his attitude toward them changed. He ordered the furnace heated seven times hotter than usual and commanded some of the strongest soldiers in his army to tie up Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego and throw them into the blazing furnace. So these men, wearing their robes, trousers, turbans and other clothes, were bound and thrown into the blazing furnace. The king's command was so urgent and the furnace so hot that the flames of the fire killed the soldiers who took up Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, and these three men, firmly tied, fell into the blazing furnace. Then King Nebuchadnezzar leaped to his feet in amazement and asked his advisers, "Weren't there three men that we tied up and threw into the fire?" They replied, "Certainly, O king." He said, "Look! I se e four men walking around in the fire, unbound and unharmed, and the fourth looks like a son of the gods." Nebuchadnezzar then approached the opening of the blazing furnace and shouted, "Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, servants of the Most High God, come out! Come here!" So Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego came out of the fire
" Daniel 3:19-26 (NIV)
Our schools have been ignited on fire! The school has become a furnace that has been heated up seven times hotter than when our parents went to school. The temptations are stronger, the lures are craftier and the cravings of the world are more intense! Evil has you in a headlock and wickedness has chained your hands and feet. You have been thrown into the fiery hallways and cafeterias of America. You have been tossed into the raging fire! You are a youth on fire!
Ever felt that way? I know I did! Youth - are you ready to be a mighty teen for God? Are you ready to elevate your spiritual game? The time is now to get charged and realize that we have a God that is ready to join us in our fireplace. Youth - Its time for us to step out on faith and truly make a difference in our schools. God will be there to protect us! Its time to have the faith of Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego.So what does that mean practically? 1) Learn to love and rely on God through prayer, 2) Get deep into one another's lives and call each other higher, 3) Seek out the truth from God's Word through class and personal study in scripture so you can grow spiritually, and 4) Be on a mission to Change the World for God.