THE PLACE FOR KINGSHIP IN OUR LIVES IS RESERVED FOR GOD!
The Lord’s plan for each of our lives is that He would be our King.
I remember as a child seeing a hand-drawn picture of a throne. In the one picture the individual was on the throne and the Lord was on the side. In the other picture, the Lord was on the throne and the individual was on the side.
For the Lord to be our King, we need to get off our thrones.|
1 Samuel 8:7 And the Lord told him: ‘Listen to all that the people are saying to you; it is not you they have rejected, but they have rejected me as their king.’
The Lord had a special plan in mind for His people and that was that He would be their King.
This is still God’s intention today.
He wants to be your King.
He wants to sit in the driving seat of your life, and He doesn’t want ‘back seat drivers.’
This is the divine design He has for you.
It is within this divine design that we can find our happiness, our contentment and our fulfillment.
It is within this divine design that we find the protection, provision, acceptance and love that our hearts so long for.
WE NEED TO EACH ‘FIND OUR KING!’
For each one of us we need to get to that point where we settle this matter for ourselves.
We need to ‘FIND OUR KING’ for ourselves.
Perhaps that is the purpose of life, to bring us to that point where we realise that:
- There is a King and He is the KING OF KINGS.
- That we need Him in our lives.
- That we make Him King, by getting off of our own thrones and abandoning our ‘high and mighty’ ideas and embracing the fact that His ways are above our ways and His ways are always the best thing.
We cannot rely on the fact that our parents or our grandparents knew God as their King and think that it automatically divests onto us.
We have to go through our things, our own struggles, our own internal battles, until we reach the point of acknowledgement and acceptance.
In the time of King Herod, after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea, wise men from the East came to Jerusalem, asking, ‘Where is the child who has been born King of the Jews? For we observed his star at its rising, and have come to pay Him homage.’
In fact the search for Jesus is a theme that runs through the New Testament.
King of Kings is the title given to our Saviour in the Bible.
The challenge and the joy is to discover Him for ourselves.
You were not designed for other kings to rule over your heart and life.
Our mistake, as humanity, is not to want the Lord as the King in our lives.
Our greatest moment is when we come to the realisation and the revelation that there is no other, and He is the One and He is the One we desire.
I found my King, have you found yours?
THE CHALLENGE TO EACH ONE
‘GO FIND YOUR KING’ is the challenge to each one of us.
For the vast majority of those reading this, it may already be a settled matter.
But perhaps if you were to be true to yourself, other things (the cares of this life) have crowded in and changed the dynamic, and now it’s time to put things in order.
Perhaps others have relied on the fact that their parents knew God as their king, but if they have to be honest, they do not know God in the same way.
Perhaps others have never even thought about it, and now is the time to settle this matter once and for all.
May we all be able to declare with confidence: ‘I FOUND MY KING!’ and His name is Jesus.
He is not like any other one who you have ever known or trusted in.
Perhaps today, all your hope is gone, then it is a good time to discover your King for yourself.
Your King wants to come and restore your soul.
He wants to make you whole, right now, and for eternity.
His love is reaching out to you.
He wants to speak and make you free.
He wants you to be completely HIS, forever.
He wants to come and sweep away all your doubts and fears.
He is the One you have waited so long for – the Lover of your soul.
You can call His name, Jesus!
He will have mercy on you, and He will not turn away from you.
He is our only hope and He has come to set us free.
May the reality of His love and presence in your life be a living reality, today and every day!
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