Who is ruling and reigning in your life? Is it the Lord God almighty through your faith in Jesus Christ as Lord? Or is it you?
For years, I called Jesus Christ Lord even as I ruled and reigned in what I thought of as MY OWN LIFE BELONGING TO ME. But we who believe in Jesus Christ as Lord BELONG TO JESUS. The Lord is to rule and reign not us!
The Lord long ago used a friend to point out to me that the word “kingdom” in the verse below comes from a Greek word also per Strong’s concordance defined in the Bible as “reign”. God in this verse makes clear we are to seek HIS KINGDOM AND RIGHTEOUSNESS as OUR PRIORITY. In essence then, we are to seek HIS REIGN and HIS WILL AND WAYS.
Jesus Christ is LORD OF LORDS, KING OF KINGS, SAVIOR OF THE WORLD.
Yield utterly to HIS RULE AND REIGN! Amen!
I ruled and reigned pridefully and selfishly in my own little life for so very long even when I began to call you Lord and for a long time afterward! You in your loving mercy, grace, and long-suffering and by your amazing power have so graciously changed all that. You led me to repentance! You have taught me to be not devoted to me but to be devoted to YOU! Please do the same in my readers, dear Lord, oh blessed Father! Bring us all daily, day in and day out, to a place of TOTAL SURRENDER to you, precious Father. AMEN! Help us to yield ourselves utterly to YOUR RULE AND REIGN today, tomorrow, and forever and ever, AMEN!
“But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.” Matthew 6:33
“”But why do you call Me ‘Lord, Lord,’ and not do the things which I say?” Luke 6:46
“For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s.” 1 Cor. 6:20