Monday, March 14, 2016

Who Is Lord of Your Life?

Instead, you must worship Christ as Lord of your life. And if someone asks about your hope as a believer, always be ready to explain it.
1 Peter 3:15 (NLT)

In previous studies of this verse, we’ve focused on always being ready to explain the hope we have in Jesus. Forming the words ahead of time helps makes a conversation about faith more comfortable. As we recently discovered, hope simply means we’re confidently anticipating God’s promises. Perhaps with this knowledge we can explain our confidence more easily.

Today, let’s examine the first sentence: you must worship Christ as Lord of your life.

What is a Lord and who is lord of my life?

According to Strong’s, our Lord, as used in the Bible, refers to “he to whom a person or thing belongs, about which he has power of deciding; the possessor and disposer of a thing”.

Since that definition takes a degree in English to understand, in plain-speak, your lord is the person or thing that runs your life, dictates your choices, and has the power to dispose of or make use of you. Your day-to-day life, as well as your overall future, is in your lord’s hands.

Peter tells us we must make Christ the Lord of our lives. Many of us try to make Him the center, but we do so imperfectly. When we falter, what or who replaces Jesus as lord?

What runs your life? What directs your decisions? What could crush you or put you on a mountain top? Whose influence do you value more than Jesus’?

Who or what is the lord of your life?
 
 
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2 comments:

  1. Great questions, Cathy. I pray that God is the Lord of my life. I make decision in accordance with Biblical Principles. I do falter and fail. I have learned, the more I know the Bible the better servant I become. I desire to serve God because I read about His love and care for me in Scripture. Thanks for this great post.

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    1. I love your comment that the more you know the Bible, the better servant you become. That's my core. You can believe in Jesus, but until you know what scripture says, you don't fully know Jesus or what God requires. Thanks for your comment!

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