The Sovereign Lord is my strength; he makes my feet like the feet of a deer, he enables me to tread on the heights. —Habakkuk 3:19

The prophet Daniel possessed strength beyond the size of his muscles—he had strength of faith, courage, obedience, devotion, dedication, endurance, and discipline. Because of him we speak about being Daniel Strong, which is a pursuit of excellence in body, mind, and spirit for God’s glory.

We could just as well speak of being Habakkuk Strong, because this prophet too found his strength in God. Habakkuk lived in a time of economic and political instability, so he needed stability from God to carry him through the challenges of an uncertain future.

Whatever challenges you face, God wants to give you solid footing so your faith stays strong. He wants to be your daily source of strength beyond the size of your muscles. He can empower you. As the Bible says, “The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and he helps me” (Psalm 28:7).

Food for Thought: Being Daniel Strong is all about strength in body, mind, and spirit.