This life assessment, number 11, is written to the Christian young person who takes his or her faith very seriously.
Lordship, or saying that Jesus is the Lord on one’s life, is not based upon feelings. It is not an emotional high. Emotion does not equate with devotion. Many Christians are not living their lives consistent with their confession. They have compromised their faith with the culture, media, and personalities, amounting to idol worship. Lordship is often a neglected teaching in churches and within the general religious community. It is not just a love God and live-like-you-want-to life.
Building Block Number 11: Have true confession and be obedient to God’s Word without compromise.
This means living a disciplined life, and giving up certain things if necessary. It is refusing to go along with the godless culture and media, and not putting sports figures, movie stars, or performing artists, in elevated positions. One must be sensitive to the Holy Spirit in living a godly life. It may even include a denial of personal desires and prosperity. There must also be a willingness to go where God’s Holy Spirit prompts you to go, even if it means getting out of your comfort zone.
Foundational scripture verses:
Matthew 7:21-23, 4:19, 10:32-33, 16:24-26; Luke 6:46; II Timothy 2:4; II Corinthians 7:1; Romans 10:9-10; and I Peter 1:14-16.
- Is your Christian life based more on emotion or obedience?
- Is there anything you need to get rid of to make your life more consistent with your confession?
- Are you exposed to, or giving yourself, a continual diet of solid bible teaching?
- Are you willing to follow the Holy Spirit’s leading no matter where it might take you?