While I was going through my daily devotional (The Word For Today) which is rather old, I saw this topic which I will really love to share with you.
“MAKE JESUS ‘LORD’ OF YOUR LIFE”
THERE ARE two parts to being a Christian. First you must accept Jesus as your Saviour. Second, and much more difficult, you must make Jesus Lord –‘the undisputed boss’! There is just enough ego in each of us to want to be in control and that part of us must be crucified daily. Crucifixion is one of the most painful deaths you can experience because you die slowly and excruciatingly. As long as your ego has breath left in it, it will rise up and fight for control. When you make Jesus Lord of your life, you give up control in three areas
1) Jesus, not you, decides where you will go.
2) Jesus, not you, decides the price you’ll have to pay.
3) Jesus, not you, decides the person you become.
‘Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant seeking beautiful pearls, who, found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had and bought it’ (Matthew 13:45-46). Note the words ‘all that he had’. If you want to know the cost of making Jesus Lord of your life, it will cost you all you have. This man valued the pearl so highly that he considered it worth any price he had to pay. So here’s the question: What value do you place on your relationship with Christ? This man believed that the return would be greater than the investment. Do you believe that? Salvation is free but making Jesus Lord of your life demands that you surrender your all to Him. Are you ready for that? Are you willing?
‘God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish but have an everlasting life.’ This is a very popular scripture in the Bible-John 3:16. But I have a question for you today. Have you accepted Jesus into your life? Jesus says, “Come unto to me all ye that are heavy laden and I will give you rest” Jesus said ALL YE not some people meaning that Jesus wants each and every one of us to have everlasting life. All we have to do is to come to Jesus.
⊙ First of all, acknowledge that we are sinners
⊙ Confess our sins to Jesus because He is faithful and just to forgive us
⊙ Accept Jesus Christ into your life as your Lord and Saviour.
If you like to begin your own personal relationship with Jesus, pray this prayer with me
“Lord Jesus, the bible says that all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. I acknowledge that I am a sinner. I invite you into my life and ask that you forgive me and wash me of all my sins. I believe you died for me and that your blood pays for my sins and provides me with the gift of eternal life, by faith I receive that gift and acknowledge You as my Lord and Saviour. Amen.”