Who sits on the throne? Who is Lord of all? As believers in Jesus Christ we are apt to quickly answer those questions with the name "Jesus!" That of course is the correct answer. Yet that answer goes far deeper than a verbal reply... It requires a whole response. What I mean friends is that if we truly do believe Jesus is on the throne and is Lord of all, we should live our life as if it is so! I was recently speaking with a loved one and they were inquiring how we "know for sure that it is God speaking and not our self or even the devil..." My response to that question points back to the question I began with tonight. Who sits on the throne? Who is Lord? Now let's personalize it even more to really bring it home! Who sits on the throne in your life? Who or what is The Lord of your life? We must be willing to honestly look at our lives through this prism of "Lordship" to answer these questions. For example, where do we spend our time, money, talents? What do we ingest, digest, and possess? Should someone inspect our life would they see evidence that Christ is Lord of our life and He is on the throne of our life? Getting back to the question asked by a loved one how to "know for sure that it is God speaking and not our self or even the devil..." Imagine if you were the host of a special royal visit in which the Queen of England was visiting your home. Now if she arrived at your house I am sure you would clear off the best seat in the house for her, would be ready and eager to attend to any request she might have? Now, imagine if she rubbed her arms while looking at you, as if to signal that she was cold... Wouldn't you jump up and get her a blanket, or turn up the heat? Of course! She wouldn't have to raise her voice or yell... Why? Because you are attuned to her and ready and eager to please! Friends... How much more should we have Jesus sitting on the throne of our life! Our attention and desire aimed to serve and please him! For years I sat on the throne of my own life! I was focussed on Randy! What I want, what I need, my life... me, me me! That life leads to emptiness! You see, I accepted Jesus as my Savior, yet I remained The Lord of my own life! Not anymore friends! When Jesus talks to me, now I listen! If he says "go", I go! Why? Because I am attuned to him, because he is The Lord of my life and on the throne of my life! What about you?
Hebrews 12:1-3 12 Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, 2 fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. 3 Consider him who endured such opposition from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart. Thanks for letting me share, Randy Young