Lord Versus Lordship

While having coffee with my super amazing husband this morning we were talking about people we know who do and do not know Jesus as their Lord.  He made this comment about our daughter, Mariah’s friend “She knows who her Lord is, she just doesn’t know how to live under his Lordship.”   This was in my opinion, a brilliant thought.  Might I just add here, that he has tons of brilliant ideas and I get to be there recipient of many of them.  It’s the beauty of being married to a really smart guy.  Anyway, back to the topic at hand.  There are many people who understand the concept that they are a sinner in need of a savior.  They even understand that Jesus is that savior.  What they are lacking is the understanding that when you make Jesus the Lord of your life you should also give Him lordship of your life.  This is really two different things.  Lordship is a position of authority.  When we submit ourselves to God’s Lordship (authority) we begin to live our lives in the way that He has set forth for us.  We use His word to be the guidelines/parameters for our lives.  We submit our will to His will for our life.  We seek His plan and purpose for our life over our own plan and purpose for our life.  Unlike many of the modern-day rulers, God is a loving, caring and gracious Lord.  He wants what is best for us.  Jeremiah 29:11 says, “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm, you, plans to give you hope and a future.”  God is a good God and great Lord.  So often people don’t know enough what the Bible says about the life that Jesus died for us to have.  Lack of this knowledge keeps them from walking in everything that is provided to us as believers in Christ.  In the last part of 1 John 1:9 it says “I have come that you might have and enjoy your life to full until it overflows.” (Amplified Version)  So I ask you, have you made Him lord of your life?  If the answer is yes then it beckons the next question, are you living under his Lordship? Are you walking in all the Jesus died for you to have?  If you haven’t made him Lord of you life then start there.  The Bible says “all who call upon the Lord will be saved.”  Romans 10:13.  Call on the name of Jesus and make him the Lord of your life.  Then begin to learn how to live under the Lordship of a loving savior.  I promise you won’t ever be sorry you did.  Lord or Lordship, which is it for you?  If you have further questions about accepting Christ as  your Savior, leave a comment or go to your local church.  It can change your life forever.

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