“I want to [do such and such with such and such],” I told the Lord concerning a ministry matter. Did I pray it to Him? Or was it just what I was thinking? I don’t recall, but I do know this. What happened next bears a critical message.
“What do I want you to do?” the Holy Spirit spoke to my heart.
“I hadn’t even considered that,” I replied.
Considered what? I hadn’t even considered what the Lord wanted! I had only thought about what I wanted!
Friend, we are not merely to call Jesus Christ Lord! We are not to merely believe in Jesus Christ as Lord! We are to live our lives accordingly! Why? Because HE IS LORD! And we who believe in Him as Lord are His children and servants! And we are to think and behave as such!
I needed that reminder. Do you?
Years ago, a loved one brought to my attention the verse below in which Jesus brings strong conviction to those who call Him Lord but don’t live accordingly. Friend, we must, we must, we must seek, hear, and follow the Lord! We are to live in love for and obedience TO THE LORD! We are to believe in Jesus as Lord, to call Jesus Lord, and to live as though He is Lord. Because HE IS LORD FOREVER AND EVER, AMEN!
Oh, Lord, how wicked we are to call you Lord, to believe in you as Lord, and to try to live our lives apart from you. Teach us to love, honor, seek, hear, obey, serve, follow, and glorify you as Lord. Because you are! Forever and ever, yes, AMEN!
“”But why do you call Me ‘Lord, Lord,’ and not do the things which I say?” Luke 6:46