Updated: Apr 5, 2020
I truly believe that this is the biggest question of your life. Here it is...
WHO IS JESUS TO YOU TODAY?
Who is Jesus to you? I don't care if you have known Jesus for 10 years or you just gave your life today, this is one of the most important questions you can ask.
Your definition and belief of who Jesus will dictate how you live your life in times like these. From the depths of our hearts, we have to ask ourselves this question every single day. And the truth is, this can change on a daily basis. When you declare Jesus is Lord over your life, you will be saved. But this is also something we need to declare every day to remind his role in our lives.
Check out this verse here in Matthew
Matthew 16:13 -20.
13 When Jesus came to the region of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, “Who do people say the Son of Man is?”
14 They replied, “Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others, Jeremiah or one of the prophets.”
15 “But what about you?” he asked. “Who do you say I am?”
16 Simon Peter answered, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.”
17 Jesus replied, “Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah, for this was not revealed to you by flesh and blood, but by my Father in heaven.
Why did Jesus ask this question? Why did he want to know this information from the disciples? Because the question of WHO answers the deepest root of our hearts. Jesus to many at the times was a teacher, and rabbi, but not Lord. To the disciples, he was the Son of God. This is one of the reasons the disciples stuck around for the journey. They were able to take on the tribulations of following Jesus because they knew WHO he was to them. The reason the crowds didn't stay long was because he was only a teacher and good person to them. He was not LORD.
is jesus your lord?
Seems like an easy question. But if we are honest with ourselves, the term LORD in scripture is very close to BOSS. Are we willing to say that Jesus and his WORD is in CHARGE of our LIVES. Sometimes Jesus isn't our Lord but a good teacher. We love to learn his lessons, but we could never relinquish control over our daily lives. Though he was a good teacher, he is much, much more than that. Jesus is God. He is our Lord and he has the power and authority over our life.
Here are 3 steps to keep Jesus LORD of our lives every single day.
STEP #1: SLOW DOWN.
Until we slow down, we can't truly remind our heart who Jesus is. During times like these it seems that we can get overwhelmed by all the worry and anxiety. There are so many distractions and dear. But I will encourage you to SLOW DOWN. Though the quarantine within our house seems like a burden, I also think this can be a blessing.
Take some time to STOP. Whether that is in the morning, evening, or whenever you can find it.
“slowing down says that we trust God's power over our own."
STEP #2: 10 minutes DEVOTION
Spending time in God's word is one of that greatest ways to remind who Jesus is in your life. If you read close and watch Jesus' life, there was many times that he was on the mountainside. Many times the crowds were looking for him, but Jesus knew what he was doing.
Jesus knew in order to keep his relationship with his Father he needed time in prayer. He needed time to spend alone with his father. Many times we check our daily devotion with Jesus as a checklist. We tend to be distracted, thinking about other things in our day and the task lists.
"we make time for the things we truly value."
STEP #3: CREATE REMINDERS
Create daily reminders that will allow you to remember who Jesus is in your life. Something I like to do is read daily declarations every day. It would read something like this - "Today, Jesus will be my Lord today"
"the quote "out of sight, out of mind" is very true."