My Pastor is teaching a new series entitled The Lord Is.....
This past Sunday he said something profound in a way that I'd never thought of and I mentioned it in yesterday's message:
The Lord is someone before He is something....Lets look at Psalm 23:1 The Lord is my shepherd I shall not be in want. In order for the Lord to be your shepherd he must 1st be Lord of your life.
That should be the goal of all Christians to surrender every area of our lives to the Lord and allow him to have free reign. The analogy that the Pastor used is that God wants to be able to come into your home, rearrange it, move some things, even throw some things out if we wants to and we should be fine with that!
God being Lord means he is Master of everything in our lives our relationships, finances, children, bodies, etc.....EVERYTHING!
My Pastor mentioned that some people would be slimmer if God were Lord over their lives. I am sure the Pastor didn't mean that every woman would be a size 2 and every man would have LL Cool J abs. What I take that to mean is that we would be more mindful of the things that we put into our mouths, we would be mindful to exercise and be active. As 1 Corinthians 6:19- 20 "19Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; 20you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your body."
We should honor God with our bodies, we should take care of our temple and return it back to God the same way in which he gave it to us for we are just borrowing it. You know when you loan something to someone you expect them to return it to you in the manner in which you gave it to them. If you loan someone your car and they return it and have put an ad on the side, a bumper sticker on the back, and it is missing a head light you will be upset as you loaned it to them in good faith that they would return it to you the same as it was given to them. That is how we should view and treat our bodies/lives.
This is a daily journey. It is a matter of making a conscious decision to do better, to make the best choices, to follow and obey the Word of God to be a doer of the Word daily. If you happen to slip/mess up, repent, and start over again....we will never be perfect but we can strive for perfection.
Be a blessing and be blessed,