Friday, December 10, 2021
Verse of the Day
“—God, the blessed and only Ruler, the King of kings and Lord of lords, who alone is immortal and who lives in unapproachable light, whom no one has seen or can see. To him be honor and might forever. Amen.”
— 1 Timothy 6:15-16 —
Hello my dear, dear friends —
I hope you enjoyed the song and video about the song. I love that she quotes C.S.Lewis!
He wants them to learn to walk and must therefore take away His hand; and if only the will to walk is really there He is pleased even with their stumbles. Do not be deceived Wormwood. Our cause is never more in danger than when a human, no longer desiring, but still intending, to do our Enemy’s will, looks round upon a universe from which every trace of Him seems to have vanished, and asks why he has been forsaken, and still obeys.
—C.S. Lewis (The Screwtape Letter)
Jesus is the Lord of Lords! He Lord of all. Throughout history and in some parts of the world, lords still exist today; they are rulers who have control, authority and powers over others. In the case of Jesus, He is Lord He is the Lord of lords, the Lord of righteousness, and the Lord of glory. He is the Ruler of those who rule. By definition, lords have control, authority and powers over people, much like government/state laws require that all follow rules.
Have you ever given thought to referring to Jesus, as Lord. By calling Jesus, Lord we are placing ourselves under His rule…
I have to be honest, I know that there are things that I have not fully given to God for Him to rule. I’m sure that I’m not the only person who does/has done this, I am not saying that I blatantly say “No God” I want to keep control of this or that. Jesus cannot be our Lord if He does not have supreme authority to direct our actions, whether it is big things or the very small things in our lives. Our submission to Jesus is all of our being, not just parts. I am not saying this from a theological perspective, just a human one. As humans, we are weak and sinful and easily distracted. Indeed, Jesus deserved to rule our lives by virtue of who He is, but in this life, He does not impose that lordship upon us. For now, it is our choice to willingly acknowledge Him, but one day “every knee will bow…every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” Philippians 2:10-11 https://www.biblegateway.com/passage?search=Philippians%202:10-11&version=NIV
When we choose Jesus as our Lord, rest assured we are in good hands, unlike earthly lords who are motivated by power, greed and pride. With Jesus, our best interests are intimately woven into His, so when we act on what He tells us to do, we inevitably do what will bring us into a more abundant life of joy. We live into the person and pathways that we were created for.
Think about and consider what parts of your life you are withholding from Jesus’ lordship. Does He have complete control of your time, finances, schedules, relationships, career and dreams? Take some time today evaluating your priorities and renewing your allegiance to your Lord. Bow your knees in worship to Him, and when He instructs you to do something, trust him and obey Him immediately.
Friends, I ask for your prayers to help me to open myself fully to God’s plan for my life and I will be praying for you. I love Jesus and want to serve Him and I want the same for you. Life is tough, some days are harder than others. Most of us do not set out to sin or disappoint God, it is our nature and this world is filled with so many stumbling blocks and when we are weak from a lack of spiritual nourishment we sometimes trip and fall. There is hope, our hope is Jesus, seek Him and you will find Him. Repent and you will be forgiven. Jesus loves you very much, He wants to be your Lord…trust Him today. ❤️
Lord, I come to you, asking for forgiveness for the times I was selfish and withheld parts of my life that I thought I knew best. Teach me your ways, guide me to talk less and to listen more. Teach me to humble myself before you. Lord, you created me, you gave me purpose, help me to follow your will. Amen.
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~Charlotte, Seeker of unexpected Comfort, Happiness, Joy and Patience.