Saturday, November 29, 2008

Got Lordship?

The theme from Colossians thus far is Lordship.

Is Christ Lord over you?

Has He come to bear upon your life?

Who is He to you? Who are you in Him?

Can you answer these questions? If not, what is in the way? His redemptive work must break your will so you are in Him and He is not just a part of you but THE part of you (John 3:30)! This is what spurs us on and gives us the means to be encouragers and faith developers to one another in unity and love. This true, spiritual growth will usually be slow to build and will be humble. It will show meekness and never pride. If you have pride in your spiritual life, you do not have spiritual life, but rather a self-directed life that will adversely affect all of your life. If you are a leader and it is all about what you have done, you are prideful and definitely in the wrong profession; the theme of Lordship has no place in you! Get out of the church and get on your knees until you are right with God; then rejoin the church!

This is about knowing who we are in Christ and what He has done for us, then acting out our relationship and redemption by being obedient to God’s will. This is also our determination to place Him first in our lives and allow Him to lead. This was Paul’s mission, along with teaching, modeling, and encouraging others for the faith. This is what helps us spur on one another’s faith, as confidence regarding who we are in Christ and the veracity of the Bible’s teaching gives us greater substance for conviction and strength for living life and growing spiritually. A real, effectual, purpose-driven life is always about Christ as Lord and our surrender to His Lordship (Psalm 57; 138:7-8; Prov. 19:21; John 15; Rom. 8; Phil. 2:1-18; 2 Tim. 1:8-12)!

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At 3:48 AM, Blogger Michael said...

I'd love to be one who says, "Yes, I have Lordship." But as one who is not a Pastor, I struggle to put Him first. I have good days and I have bad days, but it is nice to know that He is with me...even in the bad days.


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