Jehovah Is God
"But at the end of those days, I, Nebuchadnezzar, looked up to heaven, and my sanity returned to me. Then I praised the Most High and honored and glorified Him who lives forever: For His dominion is an everlasting dominion, and His kingdom is from generation to generation. All the inhabitants of the earth are counted as nothing, and He does what He wants with the army of heaven and the inhabitants of the earth. There is no one who can hold back His hand or say to Him, 'What have You done?' At that time my sanity returned to me, and my majesty and splendor returned to me for the glory of my kingdom. My advisers and my nobles sought me out, I was reestablished over my kingdom, and even more greatness came to me. Now I, Nebuchadnezzar, praise, exalt, and glorify the King of heaven, because all His works are true and His ways are just. He is able to humble those who walk in pride." Daniel 4:34-37 (HCSB)
This, we all must learn...over and over 'til glory:
Whether people believe in the God of the Bible or not,
whether we choose to live by His Word or not,
whether we choose to love and follow Jesus or not,
doesn't make His promises and judgements any more OR LESS true.
God is God.
He is in control and sovereign over all mankind whether we want Him to be or not.
We only make it harder for ourselves and more painful for those around us when we go our own way, rebel against truth and live for our selves in our flesh that is powerless over Satan and his evil wicked lies and schemes.
Only the power of Jesus, Who is the Way, the Truth, and the Life can deliver anyone and set them free.
Everything else is counterfeit, deception, and lies leading to constant pain - a life of confusion and spiritual death.
God turns all this around for those who belong to Him.
He will make all things new and perfect.
He will break chains of bad attitudes and self focus, just as He is breaking all things built by human hands.
Our resistance to God's will is so futile and ridiculous and in the long run, most humiliating and heartbreaking.
Oh Lord, I love You and ask for Your forgiveness for every thing I've done in my own strength, for my own selfish gain, in pride, unforgiveness, in hurt and pain, unrighteous anger and loss, fear and doubt and rebellion which is all like witchcraft and idolatry in Your eyes.
Help us all to see who You really are, holy, perfect, longsuffering, merciful, patient, just, chastising those who You love--us Your children-- and sending to hell, those who choose to not trust You through Your radical redemption of all sin through Your beautiful Son Jesus on the Cross, brutally beaten and shamed for my sin. Thank You Father, that You are not a push-over, a Father who is manipulated by guilt or sympathy toward sin, or wooed by flattery or lies. You are a Good Father, who works into us real character, that of Your perfect Son, Jesus! May we learn to suffer our discipline and training and teaching well, in Your honor, for Christ's namesake, I love You Father, amen.
Free to be me or free to be like Jesus:
•Fight God or Follow
•Forsake those who hurt me or Forgive
•Rebel against the Spirit or Obey
•Reject grace and peace or Receive
•Curse others or Bless
•Resist joy or Rejoice
•Hide from love or Be Found
•Fear or Faith
•Defeat or Victory
•Death or Life
❤️Father, make me like Jesus!
by Dana Lange