Limits ,a set point that we can go and no farther. We were born in sin,which is a mess. God knows and sees us at all times,as this son in Luke 15:11. God will never forget us even though we can easily forget him,God loves the unsaved as well as he does us that are saved. Boundaries have been set,these points and places where Jesus Christ meets you as he did this son when his money ran out,so did his friends. It’s that way now for you even in your struggles you’ve tried everything and everyone except Jesus. And there he is in the midst of whatever you’re going through right now. This son took off to have a ball wine and women,just throwing one party after the next. I do believe that is what he was doing,that’s what I would have been doing back in the day,before Jesus got my attention,partying. Just like this Father he never forgot about his son,and Jesus has not forgotten you. This Father loved his son dearly you can tell when you read the whole story,this son had a ready word for his Father. But it was just as if he was not speaking, this Father was waiting and watching for his sons return. Jesus Christ is also waiting and watching for you to come to him. Boundaries were set for this son,for you see as soon as his money ran out,a famine hit the land. Whatever it is that has you all tore up is working for your good,even though you cannot see it yet. Jesus is right there,and he knows what it takes to bring you to your senses,for this son it was being hungry sitting in a stinking pig pen. What is it for you? This son felt worthless,he felt unloved he was probably feeling like his Father had forgotten him. But what a glorious homecoming he had,read it! Get your faith built up,so that you’ll know without any doubt that Jesus is there and he loves you dearly,give your life to him. You may have backsliding come on back to Jesus he is waiting and watching for you to come! Don’t stay in your mess alone,because sin does cause your heart to be harden,you never have to be alone again with Jesus Christ as your Saviour.
Nebuchadnezzar,had been given several big bold signs that Godwas real,he even stated on several occasions that he
Nebuchadnezzar 43 cm x 53 cm, colour monotype print. Collection of the Tate Gallery, London. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
knew the Spirit of the Holy God lives in Daniel. But knowing that truth brought no changes to “Nebuchadnezzar,when I read all of the different things that happen it amazes how much God loves us. He will go long and hard after us,but once you’ve realized God is real.It’s up to you to choose whether to obey God ,God does not force himself on us. When you know what you should do,do it,for God has given you the strength to do right. Nebuchadnezzar kept right on going doing things his way until God decided it’s time for a great change. I love this Bible truth so much. In Daniel 4
16. For seven periods of time,
let him have the mind of a wild animal
instead of the mind of a human. 17 For this has been decreed by the messengers
it is commanded by the holy ones,
so that everyone may know
that the Most High rules over the kingdoms of the world.
He gives them to anyone he chooses—
even to the lowliest of people.”
As I read through these verses I see that one reason God allowed this is( in order that the living may know that the Most High rules in the kingdom of men) God’s will has not changed since that day,He still desires men to know that He is alive and that He rules here on earth. God wants you to change He wants you to come into relationship with Jesus Christ. But what more will it take to bring about your change,only God knows,but you can be sure He’s running hard after you too.
34 “After this time had passed, I, Nebuchadnezzar, looked up to heaven. My sanity returned, and I praised and worshiped the Most High and honored the one who lives forever.
Praise God I am,and I want to leave a “huge dent” in this world when I leave here! I want everybody to know that I dearly loved Jesus and that he meant everything to me. I can remember when I first got saved,it was so exciting and I wanted others to know.I wrote letters to all of my friends and family members about Jesus. I just knew they would be excited and want him in their lives too,but no it didn’t happen that way. Yes that was then,but what now? I am born again and I still want to let as many people as I can know,not because of me,but because of the love God has for them . Jesus Christ came to show us what God is like,God is love,and his love is good. Being born again does not mean we never sin,it means when we do sin,we have someone to run to,for forgiveness. Jesus does forgive us and he does not keep reminding us of our sins, religion does that. In a relationship with Jesus is like being in a family,we learn from him what he wants,and he helps us to do it. Jesus is so patient and kind,he’s long-suffering with us because he knows the flesh,and he knows we were born in sin. Jesus takes his time making us over and I’m so glad he does,because if not I would have been tossed aside. Being born again is the best thing that ever happened to me,and as I’ve grown in the Lord our relationship is closer and closer. Learning to know his voice is very important,in fact that’s how we learn to know his voice from his word. In this relationship with Jesus it’s important to know that trials and tribulations will come. Yes because satan is angry with God and he cannot do anything with God so he brings his attacks against us,Jesus has given us warning after warning to stay alert. We must be alert against these attacks because satan is cunning and he will have you believing God is against you. Once we come into a relationship with Jesus Christ God is for us,and that’s more than the whole world coming against us.But if we don’t know that you’ll give up and turn back to the world. In this world there will be many things and many people coming against us,even our own family members will turn against us,but we must pray and hold on. Jesus Christ gives us strength through the precious Holy Spirit,and he helps us by reminding us of God’s word. It is a wonderful thing being in a relationship with Jesus and if you’re not,please consider giving your life to Jesus because he truly loves you.
(2 Corinthians 5:17 What this means is that those who become Christians become new persons. They are not the same anymore,for the old life is gone. A new life has begun! ) And in this newness it takes time to grow up so don’t beat yourself up,wait on the Lord Jesus,he will do the makeover.