Archive for October, 2011
Are you officially independent from your parents now? Are you finally out on your own, in your own apartment or house, even though your “pad” may not look like this splendid castle? Do you feel like you can finally do anything that you want to do, because you don’t have Mom and Dad looking over your shoulder constantly?
Maybe you’re a newlywed bride or groom. Maybe you can finally say, “I’m king (or queen) of my castle!” But WAIT!
Who really is King of your “castle”? Are you, or should someone else be? I’m not here to spoil your fun, and no, I’m not talking about the neighbor-next-door being king of your castle.
What I’m getting at is, who sits on the throne of your life or heart? When I answer to nobody, and I think that whatever I want is what happens, then I am king or queen of my life. Don’t worry; you have company. Every mere mortal that has ever lived has wanted to be the one on the throne of his/her life. So what’s wrong with that; you may ask.
It’s how the world works. But there is a another kingdom not of this world. Its King is Jesus. Those who follow Him recognize Jesus as their LORD and Savior. He is in control of their lives and hearts, for He bought them with His own blood, which was shed on the cross for their sins.
When you ask Jesus into your heart and life to save you from your sins, His plan is that He become your King sitting on the throne of your heart! Nothing less will do. He cannot be Lord or Master if He is not allowed full rule in your heart and life! I realize that your submission to Him as Lord and King is a gradual thing, but it must begin with a willingness to let Him be Lord and King starting today. You must make a decision and tell Him so. He will help you with the rest. Often through hardship because of our own stubbornness, we will finally make Him King of our lives. Each new circumstance in life gives us opportunity to make Him Lord and King anew. Each one also presents an opportunity to submit and yield to Him in a conscious prayer such as this, “Jesus, be the Lord and King of my life. Help me obey You even in this situation.”
Galatians 2:20 says, “I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.” So, we see that a true Christian has given up his own rights to live the way he formerly wanted to. He/she has been crucified on the cross with Christ for forgiveness, been buried with Him in baptism by the Holy Spirit, and the life that he now lives is the “Christ life” living in him. This is what trusting in Jesus as your Lord (Master) and ruling King is all about.
The choice is up to each of us. Either Jesus will be my (your) King and Ruler, or self will be. The significance of this choice is whether or not you will accept Jesus Christ for all that He is. That is the only way to truly “know” Him as your Savior and be in sweet fellowship with Him! Do you want Jesus today?
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October 12: “Riches don’t make a man rich, they only make him busier.” – Christopher Columbus
October 11: “I am a most noteworthy sinner, but I have cried out to the Lord for grace and mercy, and they have covered me completely. I have found the sweetest consolation since I made it my whole purpose to enjoy His marvelous Presence.” – Christopher Columbus
October 10: “No one should fear to undertake any task in the name of our Saviour, if it is just and if the intention is purely for His holy service.” – Christopher Columbus
October 9: Christ Arose ♪ ♫
1. Low in the grave He lay, Jesus, my Savior! Waiting the coming day, Jesus, my Lord!
Up from the grave He arose, With a mighty triumph o’er His foes;
He arose a victor From the dark domain,
And He lives forever With His saints to reign.
He arose! He arose! Hallelujah! Christ arose!
2. Vainly they watch His bed, Jesus, my Savior!
Vainly they seal the dead, Jesus my Lord!
3. Death cannot keep his prey, Jesus, my Savior!
He tore the bars away, Jesus my Lord!
October 8: “The framers of our Constitution meant we were to have freedom of religion, not freedom from religion.” – Billy Graham
October 7: “Therefore, since we have so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us also lay aside every encumbrance and the sin which so easily entangles us, [For me, it's complaining!] and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.” – Hebrews 12:1,2.
Then remember… “This is the day that the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.” Psalm 118:24
October 6: “A child who is allowed to be disrespectful to his parents will not have true respect for anyone.” – Billy Graham