Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;
And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.(Philippians 2:9-11)
Some have only been acquainted with Jesus as their Saviour, but He's more than a Saviour. He is Lord! That means Ruler and Master; One that has the preeminence, and to whom service and obedience are due. You must get to know Jesus and walk with Him everyday as Lord of your family, business, academics, job, finances and everything that has to do with your life. In other words, let Him take preeminence.
When you say Jesus is Lord of your life, you're not merely talking of someone who saved you from your sins, and healed you of sickness. The big thing about our salvation is our relationship, fellowship and oneness with Jesus. Declaring His Lordship over us brought us into that glorious union with Him, and made His divine life available to us.
So, now that you're born again, you must recognize Jesus not only as Lord of your life but also as Lord over all things. Recognize Him as Lord over your finances, your marriage, your dreams and aspirations in life. He must have the final say in all that concerns you.
Remember, He's the only wise God, whose biddings you must do, and whose leading alone you must follow. Recognize His Lordship today, and submit to the supremacy of His will, counsel and wisdom.
Lord Jesus, I recognize you as my Lord, Master and Ruler; the One with supreme authority and preeminence, to whom I owe allegiance. I believe with all my heart and declare with my mouth that you're Lord over every circumstance and everything that has to do with my life. By the help of the Holy Spirit I'll walk in the consciousness and revelation of your Lordship over my life everyday! Amen.
Rhapsody of Realities June 21, 2010
-Pastor Anita Oyakhilome