Forever Changed

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1 Chronicles 8:29-9:1Daniel 4:1-37Ezekiel 40:1-37Daniel 4:34, “At the end of that time, I, Nebuchadnezzar, raised my eyes toward heaven, and my sanity was restored. Then I praised the Most High; I honored and glorified Him who lives forever. His dominion is an eternal dominion; His kingdom endures from generation to generation.”

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Have you ever heard the phrase, “Hindsight is 20/20?” It means we can see today what we should have or have not done yesterday. Unfortunately, for many of us, the hard way is the only way we learn!King Nebuchadnezzar seemingly had everything — fame, fortune, and power. But he had one glaring problem. He was sitting on the throne of his life rather than allowing God to take His rightful seat. And although God’s man, Daniel, tried to warn him, Nebuchadnezzar just didn’t listen. He continued to test God’s patience and was eventually driven to an isolated, animalistic existence where he went completely insane. Talk about consequences! Nebuchadnezzar paid the price for his pride. And like so many of us, he definitely had to learn the hard way!The good news is that God gave him a second chance. After seven years, he finally acknowledged God as God, his sanity was restored, and he returned to his position as king.When we decide to give up control of our lives to Jesus, we undergo a spiritual metamorphosis. Everything changes! As we break away from the sinful desires and selfish pursuits of the past, our priorities shift and we find our sanity! It all comes down to the question: Who is sitting on the throne of your life?Remember, if Jesus isn’t Lord OF all, He isn’t Lord AT all. Allow Him to sit on the throne of your life, and begin to live a fulfilled life as a new creation!

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Heavenly Father, Thank You for Your forgiveness, mercy, and grace. Today, make me aware of any area in which I’m prideful or still trying to control. I praise You, Most High, for restoring my sanity and changing me from the inside out. In Jesus’ name, Amen.