We serve God, not ourselves.

Join my community of bold women and receive FREE, Linking up with Crystal Storms at #HeartEncouragement and Dawn Klinge at #GraceandTruth. Your email address will not be published. The mightiest man on earth, Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon, was awakened from his sleep drenched in sweat terrified by a dream sent from the King of Heaven. 4 years ago.

The gruesome scene, jarred with the other tranquil and celebratory weavings. The tapestry told the story of Herod’s attempt to kill God’s child, the baby Jesus. Explore the world's faith through different perspectives on religion and spirituality! It is when we don’t do things for our own fame, but for God’s name to be glorified. Kelly, thank you for pointing out how I so easily focus on myself rather than my King. The Problem with “The Social Dilemma”? It is not what God needs to do for us, but what we can do for our King, no matter how small, uncomfortable and unpleasant it might be. We know the rest of the story. Frantic, he demanded that his counterfeit spiritual advisers, empowered by demons, reveal to him both the dream and its interpretation. Patheos has the views of the prevalent religions and spiritualities of the world. In it, soldiers held swords over the throats of babies. We’really not so different as I thought.

1 Samuel 8:4-7. What might be different in your life if only you realized you have nothing to lose but everything to gain from going down on your knees before the baby Jesus?

While a king rules a kingdom, the King of Heaven rules over all other kings.

You point out one of the difficult principles of Christianity.

We like to sit on the throne of our own hearts. If You Kneel Before the King, You Can Stand Before kings. As I got up this morning, my first thoughts were about my newsletter that goes to my subscribers today and how many of them would read this blog post. Herod failed in his attempt to kill the baby, Jesus. Daniel 2:26-28 – The king declared to Daniel, whose name was Belteshazzar, “Are you able to make known to me the dream that I have seen and its interpretation?” Daniel answered the king and said, “No wise men, enchanters, magicians, or astrologers can show to the king the mystery that the king has asked, but there is a God in heaven who reveals mysteries, and he has made known to King Nebuchadnezzar what will be in the latter days…But as for me, this mystery has been revealed to me, not because of any wisdom that I have more than all the living, but in order that the interpretation may be made known to the king, and that you may know the thoughts of your mind.

They laud... Frederick Douglass and racial reconciliation. The long history of Israel and Judah’s kings is one of failure to rule well, or worship their real King. However, God wasn’t interested in usurping a mere man. Yep, I want to sit on my own throne and rule my own heart and life. Powered by WordPress. I peeked over heads, trying to capture the essence of the vast collection of tapestries lining the walls.

Jesus said we are to submit our hearts to him; to give up being in charge and wanting our own way. What opportunities will you have the holiday season to bring glory to God? Durga subedi, Takma k.c et.al, Fundamental of nursing (foundation of nursing),first editions External links. But the plans of the Lord stand firm forever, the purposes of his heart through all generations.

Required fields are marked *. It is not what God needs to do for us, but what we can do for our King. One leader had been a man after God’s own heart. Since election day(s) technically isn't over, I'm going to keep posting these... Our Sovereign King Is Always on His Throne.

It is admitting we can’t do it on our own, but only with our Father’s help. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Evangelicalism Is Not Rounding the Corner.

He ordered the massacre of all baby boys under the age of two in Bethlehem during the time of Jesus’ birth. Get updates from Pastor Mark Driscoll delivered straight to your inbox. Kelly, thank you for pointing out how I so easily focus on myself rather than my King.

The king went into a rage because the magi had thwarted his scheme. The section called Shine is specifically for Advent.

Kelly R Smith. Your comment made me realize I had done wrong.

Daniel 2:26-28 – The king declared to Daniel, whose name was Belteshazzar, “Are you able to make known to me the dream that I have seen and its Because the dream came from God, none of the demonic spiritual leaders could interpret it because they did not have the Spirit of God. I don’t like to think of it as demanding my own way, but that sums it up.

Even though the Sovereign Lord was the best King the people could have, they insisted on having an earthly king, to be like the nations around them. If only Herod had realized he had nothing to lose but everything to gain from going down on his knees before the baby Jesus. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Also send me Daily Devotions from Pastor Mark as well as the Patheos Evangelical Newsletter and special offers. I wanted to thank you, too for Lucinda Secrest McDowell’s book that you gifted me for being one of your commenters.

The event is unbearable to think about.

All Altcoins will break before the power of their king bitcoin. Immediately I had to bow before my Lord in humility, asking for forgiveness. He and Mary and the child fled to Egypt; to safety.

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Also, glad to hear you like Lucinda’s book. So, the king sent forth a decree that they all be killed. Hello, I wanted to invest about 8-10k € in bitcoin on long term. All of us have had vivid dreams that were so impacting on us that we woke up frightened, perhaps even yelling out in our sleep. Have not bought yet. Your words are so insightful that when we insist on our own desires and going our own way, without God, we miss out on so much, especially the exquisite relationship opportunity with him.

Because he had the Holy Spirit, he alone was able to know and interpret the king’s dream.

God didn’t intend for Jesus to rule simply as a mortal king.

Then one tapestry caught my eye. We visited the Vatican on a hot July day, along with thousands of tourists from all over the world who swarmed into St. Peter’s Square. Learn how your comment data is processed. Prayer; June 30, 2017. I am a British-born blogger, author and speaker. Even in ministry, we can easily get our focus on self-promotion and our own level of awesomeness.

It’s hiding... “The Social Dilemma” opens with powerful quotes from powerful people. I refuse to kneel for a human being, because I’m a Muslim, and I believe that we humans are the children of Adam and Eve - peace be upon both of them. Do you ever expect praise or recognition for that acts of service you do for the Lord? The Kingdom of God is people who pray for God’s name, not their own names, to be honored. Thank you for the reminder that I’m not the ruler. Those that followed my advice will be happy. So, even though Jesus followed the line of royalty, God’s intention was far more significant than Jesus ruling over a people and their land. News feed in the world:Thai woman forced to kneel before King Bhumibol’s picture. Mark Batterson. I had not heard of her before and I am really enjoying reading her daily devotional thoughts — many thanks! But King Jesus welcomes us into His presence at any time. Proverbs 21:1 says, “The king’s heart is in the hand of the LORD; he directs it like a watercourse wherever he pleases.”. Hi Rachel, Because Daniel knelt before the King of Kings, he could stand before a king.

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Kneeling. It’s unlikely you’re a monarch, living in fear like Herod that your power and dominion will be taken away from you. Yes, I want the Patheos Evangelical Newsletter as well, Identity Politics vs. Transactional Politics. Crypto Market Cap, BTC/USD, ETH/USD, USDT/USD, XRP/USD, Bitcoin, EUR/USD, GBP/USD, USD/JPY, USD/CHF, EUR/GBP, EUR/CHF, WIRECARD AG, BAYER AG NA O.N, DAIMLER AG NA O.N, Apple, Advanced Micro Devices Inc, Amazon Com Inc, DAX Index, TECDAX TR, MDAX PERFORMANCE-INDEX, Dow 30, S&P 500, Nasdaq Composite, Rohöl, Gold, Silber, Erdgas, Kaffe, Baumwolle, Euro Bund, Euro BTP, Euro BOBL, Germany 10Y, US 10Y, Ultra T-Bond, All Altcoins will break before the power of their king. I strained my neck to look at the paintings, resembling carvings, which covered the ceiling. My passion is to help you pray naturally by offering practical ways to practice prayer. I always marveled at how the grown man, earthly king could not usurp or defeat a small baby God King, but I never thought of comparing myself to Herod! Valerie, I hope you enjoy worshipping the King this Christmas, and enjoy your visit to Rome in the Spring. Also, send me the Evangelical Newsletter and special offers. Life Lived Differently Resources + E-Book. Among the struggling businessmen was a hotelier named Conrad Hilton. Ausgewählte Marktdaten werden Ihnen zur Verfügung gestellt, Moving Average Convergence Divergence (MACD), Exponentieller gleitender Durchschnitt (EMA), Gewichteter gleitender Durchschnitt (WMA). Thanks for sharing on #heartencouragement! Permalink. It is a daily discipline to kneel before God, a servant available to bring Him glory. Thanks for sharing on #heartencouragement!

Yet, unlike Herod, we know God’s grace is sufficient for us every day. It is a daily discipline to kneel before God, a servant available to bring Him glory. God’s purposes are far greater than we can grasp.

An American in Prayer: Kneel Before the King. Facing death, Daniel was rushed before the king.

Sign up to receive regular encouragement and resources to help to deepen and develop your prayer life, Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window), Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window), Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window), Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window). Ouch. The Greatest of Them All. Nothing and no one stands in the way of God’s perfect intentions. No wonder the mothers wailed in distress. To visit the Trinity Church in Scottsdale, Arizona, you can plan your visit at thetrinitychurch.com. Psalm 33:11.

Tell your servants the dream, and we will reveal the meaning.

As we shuffled our way down one gallery of the Vatican museum, it seemed impossible to appreciate the contents. This is God’s plan that stands firm and continues through all generations — an eternal kingdom of people with pure hearts. Is it advisable now to invest?

How will you get on your knees this Christmas and worship the King with your heart? Giving credit to his God, Daniel served the king and kingdom by sharing God’s interpretation of the dream.

Jesus’ Kingdom is people who are not independent but dependent on him. Herod misunderstood. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Because I want my own way every day. Also, send me the Evangelical Newsletter. Bitcoin to All Time Highs and let the charts run red with altcoin blood I warned you weeks ago. Hallelujah. Kingdom people don’t just worship the Lord; they are humble and repentant before their Sovereign.

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