“He is Lord” becomes a reality when Jesus becomes our first love.

“So why do you keep calling me ‘Lord, Lord!’ when you don’t do what I say? I will show you what it’s like when someone comes to me, listens to my teaching, and then follows it. It is like a person building a house who digs deep and lays the foundation on solid rock. When the floodwaters rise and break against that house, it stands firm because it is well built.” ~ Luke 6:46-48, NLT

What a mighty God You are! Full of glory, majestic beyond comprehension, tender in Your love. You are awesome, Lord.

Thank You for making a way for us to know You. It still blows my mind that You know my name, You know all that concerns me, and You want to spend time with me.

The revelation of relationship.

Thank You for that revelation.

That’s where the shift occurs, isn’t it?

The revelation of relationship.

In the relationship is where we begin to see You as Lord and not just as Savior. In the relationship is where we begin to recognize Your voice.

In our love story is where You become my Lord.

You are teaching me that we cannot take this lightly — if I call You Lord, then there needs to be substance behind the words, not just pious platitudes of self-righteousness.

Calling You Lord means that I recognize You as the authority in my life — and I do.

Calling You Lord means that although I can call You my friend, I realize You still remain Master and Almighty God — and I do.

Calling You Lord means that I listen for Your voice, lay aside my own will, pick up my cross and follow You — without whining, without what-ifs, and without detours.

And that’s where we get hung up, Lord.

You’ve given us free will, and that’s the catch — that’s the place where choice comes in and we have to learn to die to self.

And we don’t like it. It’s no fun.

But it’s where You become Lord of our lives and we are forever changed. That’s the place where we begin to truly trust You, to begin to understand that You are a good God regardless of our circumstances — Your goodness remains, Your faithfulness is everlasting.

We begin to see that if we will only obey You, You will work everything for our good — everything.

Even the difficult places that scream injustice and absurdity.

But until we make a conscious decision to make You Lord, those lessons remain in the dark. These are the treasures in the darkness where only those who make You Lord will discover.

From the depths of my soul I want to proclaim, “He is Lord.”

We desire for You to be Lord in all things.

Teach us Lord as we submit to Your authority.

Awaken our hearts to understand.

In Jesus’ Name I pray,

Amen

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Please don’t carry your burdens alone. I would be honored to pray for you.

You may contact me directly at nan@nanjones.com

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Sweet blessings to you,

NAN