WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO MAKE JESUS LORD OF YOUR LIFE
Most of us have a boss or and employer that decides what time we need to start working, what time is smoko or what time is lunch. What time we are allowed to go home. What they are willing to pay us for our time. They decide when we can go on leave and how long we can go on leave.
We don’t have a problem with allowing a man or a company to have control over every aspect of our life. But heaven forbid that someone suggests, that God wants to have a say in your life.
In Australia if you live in a rental home, the owner or his agent has the right to inspect your house every three months to see if you are looking after it are you keeping it clean, or are you subleasing it.
You cannot say that you have made Jesus Lord of your life if you are not willing to give Him more control over your life than your company or boss has over your life. Are you willing to allow Him to inspect your life the same way that you are willing to allow a landlord into your house?
Saying that Jesus is Lord of your life means you have giving him the right to speak into every area of your life. It means you have surrendered the lordship of your life to Him.
It means you have surrendered your finances to him.
(Matthew 6:24 NIV) "No one can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and Money.
Your sexuality “you will treat people of the opposite sex the way He wants you to treat them”.
(1 Timothy 5:1-2 NIV) Do not rebuke an older man harshly, but exhort him as if he were your father. Treat younger men as brothers, (2) older women as mothers, and younger women as sisters, with absolute purity.
You will forgive those that have wronged you.
(Matthew 6:14-15 NIV) For if you forgive men when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. (15) But if you do not forgive men their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.
You will be involved with what He wants.
(Matthew 28:18-20 NIV) Then Jesus came to them and said, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. (19) Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, (20) and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age."
You will live a life with an attitude of what can I do for you Lord. Not a life that is based on 'what is in it for me, Lord?'