“I decree that everyone throughout my kingdom should tremble with fear before the God of Daniel. For He is the living God, and He will endure forever. His kingdom will never be destroyed, and His rule will never end. He rescues and saves His people; He performs miraculous signs and wonders in the heavens and on earth. He has rescued Daniel from the power of the lions!” Dan. 6:26-27
Daniel served and honored God quietly & faithfully, living an honorable, respectable life, with integrity. The people around him noticed, and he found favor in their eyes because of it. God was able to use Him because of it.
God used Daniel to prove His might and His faithfulness, and because of Daniel’s humility, God received all the glory. People saw what happened in Daniel’s life, and it caused them to look to God and give Him praise and believe. An unbelieving king even declared God’s reality and might in the kingdom-wide decree above. That is huge!
Daniel didn’t walk through his life telling people how bad they were or pointing out their every flaw. He honored God with his life and allowed God to use him; and because of that, others were able to clearly see how amazing and faithful God was.
This isn’t hiding your light under a bushel. This is shining your beautiful light brightly as you live a life that honors your Father in heaven, so that it illuminates the way for others to see Him, as well.