Enjoy Life, Enjoy God

Dale Patterson


August 7, 2009

In the great football and growing up movie, "Rudy," he consults with a priest, who tells Rudy: "God is god, and I'm not." The priest is not the only one who needs to grapple with this truth.

The decision is announced by messengers, the holy ones declare the verdict, so that the living may know that the Most High is sovereign over the kingdoms on earth and gives them to anyone he wishes and sets over them the lowliest of people.
-Daniel 4:17 TNIV

Even King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon answers to God. Daniel tells the story of the king's attitude adjustment period where through a godly discipline period Nebuchadnezzar learns who really is the king.

That message may seem quaint in 2009. We live in a day when we're pretty much in charge, or think we are, until a pink slip comes, or the doctor says, "Hmmm, we're going to have to do a few more tests." We even like our religion to reflect that I decide what's happening to me, and what I'm going to do and not do. But remember, God is god, and we're not.


Dale Patterson