The Preeminence of Jesus (may 2015)
“And He is the head of the body, the church. He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in everything he might be preeminent.” – Colossians 1:18 (ESV)
We will never experience the fullness of joy that we were created for, until Jesus Christ is Preeminent in every area of our life!
First in my home
First in my ministry
First in my way of entertainment
First in my finances
First in my spare time
First in my career
First in my thoughts
First in my marriage
First in my singleness
First in my sexuality
First in my decision-making
And I know there are many who truly believe this, and leaders of course you believe this. But there is a difference between believing this in theory, and actually believing this experientially and living it out.
Francis Schaeffer said, “If Christ is not Lord of all, Christ is not Lord at all.”
And it’s true… Jesus needs to be Lord of all your life not just part of it.
So is He Lord of all, or not Lord at all, in your life?
You know this week I had to ask myself the question, “God, is there anything in my life I am withholding from you?” And I want you to ask the same question. Is there anything in your life that you are withholding from God? Anything? Because if there is give it over.
Jesus is Preeminent over all! Allow Him to be Preeminent in your life! If anything is keeping Jesus from being first in your life; today is the day to give it over!
Just because you’re in ministry doesn’t mean Jesus is over all of your life!
“Search me, O God, and know my heart;
Try me, and know my anxieties;
And see if there is any wicked way in me,
And lead me in the way everlasting.” – Psalm 139:23-24