I Choose Jesus Christ
Everybody serves somebody. Everybody has something in charge of his life. Jesus Christ is the only one who loves me unconditionally and forgives me completely. I choose Him as my Lord.
You choose who you will serve. The most powerful aspect of this assertion is that since your life can be different, your choice to change is right within your grasp. This is far truer than people are willing to admit.
The person who adamantly claims he has no choice is at that moment making the choice to articulate his frustration about the pressure from others to choose what he wants. Still, we choose whether or not to accept the pressure.
Joshua was right when he challenged Israel, “choose this day whom you will serve” (Joshua 24:25).
One day we will all stand before Jesus Christ the Lord. It’s important you know now just who it is you are going to meet.
Read Revelation 1:12-17a and Revelation 19:11-16 to get a better understanding of who Jesus the Christ is.
Jesus Christ is the King of kings.
Jesus Christ is the Lord of lords.
Read Colossians 1:15-20 and notice the points below from this section of scripture.
He is Unique: “He is the image of the invisible God”
Hebrews 1:3 “He is the radiance of the glory of God”
John 1:14 and 18 explain: “And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we will have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth. No one has ever seen God; the only God, who is at the Father’s side, he has made him known.”
He is the Creator Colossians 1 goes onto say, “For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible,” (v. 16)
He is the Source Colossians 1:17 “And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together.”
Before there was time, there was Jesus. There was never a time when there was not Jesus.
In Jesus Christ, the universe is held together.
He is the Head Colossians 1:18 “And he is the head of the body, the church.”
Think about Christ’s church worldwide—all of His followers everywhere. He’s the head of the body, the focal point.
He is Preeminent Colossians 1:18 “that in everything he might be preeminent.” (He has first place in all things.)
So, what does this mean to me? Someday Jesus Christ will appear in the clouds, and bring this whole unfolding drama to a conclusion. His appearance will bring us all to our knees; every knee will bow.
Read Philippians 2:9-11 to gain some more perspective on Jesus being Lord.
Every person is going to say “Jesus Christ is Lord.” You will declare this. You will account for yourself. You will answer for the choices that you make.
In every decision there is a crisis and a process. The crisis is a decision. I understand it with my mind: Jesus Christ is Lord.
Then the process: bowing to His authority means obeying His commands. Knowing it, obeying it, and living it are all part of a life in which Jesus is Lord.
At the end of the day, the ultimate test of lordship is not the crisis of deciding that you believe this, but the process of allowing your will to submit to His at the point of pressure at the place where He and you might disagree on what to choose. He becomes Lord in your life as you choose His choices above your own. Jesus as Lord is chosen in a thousand daily decisions, each one taking your life to a better place.
In this moment, I am concerned about you coming to the crisis of agreeing that Jesus is Lord. I want you to have that now, if you’ve never had it before.
But I am equally concerned about the process of living out His lordship on a daily basis. He’s the Master. When He says jump, I say “How high?” This willing obedience is foundational to a lifetime of good choices. All the good that God wants to bring into your life comes from this place of submission.
God Loves you. God can or has forgiven you.
Jesus Christ is Lord.