Friday, August 21, 2015

Who’s the Boss?

Everybody has a boss. Someone might think, “Not me. Nobody tells me what to do. I do what I want.” Well, that person does have boss – themself. Now that might not seem like a “boss” in the sense that we usually use the word, but the bottom line is that individual is the one who calls the shots in their life. Just as a boss tells the workers under him what to do, people make daily decisions based on what they think is best for them.

In the Lord’s Prayer Jesus teaches us to pray about this matter of who’s boss. In a few short words, “your kingdom come,” he says, “God is the only one who deserves to be the boss of our lives.”

Have you recently thought about who is Number #1 in your life? It’s easy to get so busy that we don’t think much about why we are doing what we’re doing. We just get caught up in a routine and don’t reflect on who or what is driving our lives.

Many people in our society resent the idea of someone telling them what to do. In fact, that may be the most common reason so many don’t want anything to do with Christianity. They just don’t want to be told what to do. What a sad understanding of who Jesus Christ is and what he means to our lives.

Jesus said he came to give us a full, rich life. His intention isn’t to enslave us by a set of strict rules, but free us from the stranglehold of our distorted desires. Consider the cross and what happened there. Would the One who suffered on the cross go through what he did for our sake only to later make our lives miserable?

Someday every knee will bow at the name of Jesus and every tongue will confess that he is Lord. The greatest blessing, though, is for those who receive him as the king of their lives now.

Today, pray the words, “Lord, be the king of my life. Your kingdom come to me.”

Saturday night service cancelled this week only.
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Community Lutheran Church holds protestant chapel services in Honolulu, Hawaii near Pearl Harbor, HI. We are next to the USS Arizona Memorial, Pearl Harbor Naval Base, Hickam Air Force Base, and Fort Shafter Hawaii. Look for us directly behind the Salt Lake, Hawaii, Target.