When we think of Daniel, we usually think of the Fiery Furnace, the Lions Den or even the prophecies of the foretelling of the coming of the Messiah.
But before those things, Daniel prayed, studied and fasted. The truth is that “Before the Storm arrives, the House must be built.” Daniel was ready for the storms and fires of life because he built is life and Hope on the things of God before the Storm and Fire came. Let us learn how to build now, before the storms and fire arrive.

“But Daniel resolved not to defile himself with the royal food and wine, and he asked the chief official for permission not to defile himself this way… Daniel 1:8