Is God sitting on the throne of your life or are you? Who’s in charge? You or God?
We all would like to say that God is on the throne of our life – that yes, Jesus is Lord of my life – but remember, God gave us a free will and many of us are using it to our detriment.
Do you read God’s Word and ignore walking in what He has said? Do you make up your own plans and then ask God to bless them? Do you waffle and waver when you know God is speaking to you about certain situations?
Your free will should be used to say yes to God’s ways and plans for you. All of His ways are so much better than yours. So, why do you think you can run your life so much better than He can? Pride, for one thing!
Jeremiah 10:23 (KJV) 23 O LORD, I know that the way of man is not in himself: it is not in man that walketh to direct his steps.
We are tripartite beings – spirit, soul, and body. The real us is our spirit man –our inner man. We have a soul, which is our mind, will, emotions, personality, character, and we live in a body, our outward man. [I Thes. 5:23]
Because God is a Spirit [John 4:24], we have to contact God spirit to Spirit, with our inner man. We don’t contact God with our minds or our bodies. We contact Him with our spirit. That’s where all the good stuff is! That’s where the Holy Spirit resides. We are powerhouses because the Holy Spirit indwells us, if we’ve been born-again.
But, as I always say, there’s a God-part and a man-part. God has already done His part. He’s already given us everything pertaining to life and godliness, and everything resides in our reborn spirit – perfect, whole, and complete in every way. Your spirit is perfect, whole, and complete and can’t get any more perfect. It’s already as perfect as Jesus because we’re joined with Him. We’re one with Him. [I Cor. 6:17; John 17:11]
The word one is heis in Greek and means singular to the exclusion of another. We are one with Jesus and our spirit is as perfect as it will ever be – just like Jesus. I know that’s a mouthful but God said it and that settles it!
As we yield more and more to the Lordship of Jesus in our lives and live according to His Word, we draw on His promises through faith. That’s where we experience all that God has for us.
Abdicate the throne of your life and let Jesus be Lord!
1 Thessalonians 5:23 (KJV) 23 And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
John 4:24 (KJV) 24 God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.
1 Corinthians 6:17 (KJV) 17 But he that is joined unto the Lord is one spirit.
John 17:11 (KJV) 11 And now I am no more in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to thee. Holy Father, keep through thine own name those whom thou hast given me, that they may be one, as we are.