“Who is Lord of Your life?” has been ringing in my thoughts all week. It was first introduced to my thoughts because of the two young women I had studied the bible with. This week they both were baptized and declared Jesus Christ as Lord of their lives. The second time this question popped in my thoughts, I was conversing with a few people on questions like: “How can you tell if a person is a christian?” and “What does it mean to have Jesus as Lord of your life?” So, I will save my thoughts on those topics for another blogging experience. However, I love what my sister in Christ said via Instagram post about truly what it means to make Jesus Christ Lord of your life. Do you want to be a fan or a disciple?
“Saying that you are a fan of Jesus or that you are a believer of Him is not the same as being His follower (Disciple.) Many know of Him but do not know Him. It is levels to Jesus being Lord over your life. Jesus is the Way, the Truth and the Life. When you give Him the Power, Authority and Influence over your life, your world will never be the same. You will not talk the same, walk the same or live the same because of His direction through God’s Word and Spirit (Acts 2:8). Some may say, “well that Christian stuff works for you but it is not for me. I’ll live on my own terms.” Yet Jesus’ parable of houses built on either solid rock or sand offers a different perspective (Matthew 7:24-27).
24 “So everyone who hears these words of Mine and acts on them, will be like a wise man [a far-sighted, practical, and sensible man] who built his house on the rock. 25 And the rain fell, and the floods and torrents came, and the winds blew and slammed against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had been founded on the rock. 26 And everyone who hears these words of Mine and does not do them, will be like a foolish (stupid) man who built his house on the sand. 27 And the rain fell, and the floods and torrents came, and the winds blew and slammed against that house; and it fell—and great and complete was its fall.”
28 When Jesus had finished [speaking] these words [on the mountain], the crowds were astonished and overwhelmed at His teaching; 29 for He was teaching them as one who had authority [to teach entirely of His own volition], and not as their scribes [who relied on others to confirm their authority].
Matthew 7:24-29 AMP
Only those who make their abode in the Lord can withstand the upheavals of this world. Study the bible; search The Word to see if making Him Lord is truly the life you desire. It is not popular but it will produce greatness in you through faith, trust and love for Him. It’s not EASY but it is WORTH it.”