March 7, 2017

2 Corinthians 4:5-6: “5 For we are not proclaiming ourselves but Jesus Christ as Lord, and ourselves as your slaves because of Jesus. 6 For God who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of God’s glory in the face of Jesus Christ.”

The first verse really stood out to me, especially the part about proclaiming Jesus as Lord, and not ourselves. Phrases like this can be found all throughout Scripture and I think we read it, say it, and sing it out of habit and routine. It’s important to acknowledge the foundational truth that Jesus is Lord, but how is it affecting our everyday life?

Sometimes, I think we inadvertently conduct our lives in direct contradiction to this statement.  We go to work, school, church, friend / family gatherings, and expect Jesus to follow us around.  Now, there’s nothing wrong with any of those things and it’s perfectly fine to make plans (actually encouraged), but before your day gets rolling, check in with the One who created you and knows every step of your life.  If He is Lord, then there is no such thing as an interruption, just an opportunity for His glory to shine. When laying out the blueprint of your life, make sure that His voice is leading and guiding you.  Don’t just tell Him your plans and expect Him to come along.  Seek Him with patience, listen to the purpose He has for your life, and follow Him as He prepares the way. 

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