“It has seemed good to me to show the signs and wonders that the Most High God has done for me. How great are His signs, how mighty His wonders! His kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and His dominion endures from generation to generation.” – Daniel 4:3
It has seemed good to me to show the signs and wonders that the Most High God has done for me. How great are His signs, how mighty His wonders! His kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and His dominion endures from generation to generation.
Sound familiar? It should as I’ve written about messages and signs at Wisdom and Life many times before. I choose to see EVERYTHING as a sign, as a message from God, from the divine.
How great are HIS signs?
That depends on who you ask.
Are you asking someone who believes there are no coincidences?
Are you asking someone who sees the divine in all coincidences?
Hence coincidences don’t exist.
How do we follow King Nebuchadnezzar and show the signs and wonders that the Most High God has done?
There is only one way that I see:
Show those that want to be shown.
Explain your own experiences with signs and messages you have received.
It also seems good to ME to show how God has worked in my own life. I’ve linked to:
Being Spiritual countless times at Wisdom and Life, however this column today makes sense to link to Being Spiritual, because there are several cases where I’ve seen God working his mystical plan, where I’ve noticed now looking back that there are certainly signs, there are certainly messages that HE has laid out for me.
Not just for me however.
He has seen fit to show EVERYONE signs.
He has seen fit to give EVERYONE HIS wonders.
We have to be open enough to see them.
So, King Nebuchadnezzar.
Who was he and why is this prayer named after him?
Let’s see if we can discover who he was and why this prayer is named after him. According to:
28 All this happened to King Nebuchadnezzar. 29 Twelve months later, as the king was walking on the roof of the royal palace of Babylon, 30 he said, “Is not this the great Babylon I have built as the royal residence, by my mighty power and for the glory of my majesty?” 31 The words were still on his lips when a voice came from heaven, “This is what is decreed for you, King Nebuchadnezzar: Your royal authority has been taken from you. 32 You will be driven away from people and will live with the wild animals; you will eat grass like cattle. Seven times will pass by for you until you acknowledge that the Most High is sovereign over the kingdoms of men and gives them to anyone he wishes.” 33 Immediately what had been said about Nebuchadnezzar was fulfilled. He was driven away from people and ate grass like cattle. His body was drenched with the dew of heaven until his hair grew like the feathers of an eagle and his nails like the claws of a bird. 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. 35 All the peoples of the earth are regarded as nothing. He does as he pleases with the powers of heaven and the peoples of the earth. No one can hold back his hand or say to him: “What have you done?” 36 At the same time that my sanity was restored, my honor and splendor were returned to me for the glory of my kingdom. My advisers and nobles sought me out, and I was restored to my throne and became even greater than before. 37 Now I, Nebuchadnezzar, praise and exalt and glorify the King of heaven, because everything he does is right and all his ways are just. And those who walk in pride he is able to humble.
Maybe this explains to some degree why the prayer I’m using this week is named after Nebuchadnezzar. Some of the passages from the above verses are similar to the prayer.