Main Text: Daniel 5:2 – For as much as an excellent spirit and knowledge and understanding, interpreting of dreams and showing of hard sentences, and dissolving of doubts were found in the same Daniel whom the king named Belteshazzar. Now let Daniel be called and he will show the interpretation.

Daniel 6:3-Then this Daniel was preferred above the presidents and princes because an excellent spirit was in him and the king thought to set him over the whole realm.

Before one can posses an excellent spirit you must make a commitment to yourself; you must be exact, diligent, faithful and conscientious. Daniel chose the route of righteousness and holiness because he wanted to save his future. Ecclesiastes 10:1- as dead flies cause even a bottle of perfume to stink so a
little foolishness spoils great wisdom and honor.

The first step to possessing an excellent spirit is seen by the way you choose your friends; choose friends that will be supportive to you. Being around people of excellence adds to your excellence. Possessing an excellent spirit leads to greatness. Daniel became great because he feared and loved God thereby aligning himself with God. Daniel moved with friends that feared God and they pursued excellence too. Excellence makes one stand out with honour and glory.

Beloved, as you meditate on the word of God today I urge you to desire the spirit of excellence. Excellence is of God as He has charged us to be perfect as He is perfect. Proverbs22:29 –“Seest thou a man diligent in his business? He shall stand before kings; he shall not stand before mean men.”


PRAYER POINT – In Jesus name, I ask for the grace of excellence in all that I do in life

BY BISHOP NGOZI DURUEKE (HE REIGNS CHAPEL INTERNATIONAL) To send your testimony, write us: mylivingwaterdevotional@gmail.com.