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cropped-rose-white-and-pinkEphesians 5:8, “You were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light”

Psalm 24:1, “The earth is the LORD’s, and all its fullness, the world and those who dwell therein”

Go to a football game and you soon know whose side everyone is on. Usually the supporters of each team have tier own seating section. When one team makes a score, those on that side stand up and cheer and wave pennants. When the opposite team scores, the others are heard from.

Everyone is for one team or the other, and everyone demonstrates clearly which team that is. It is hard to find a fence-straddler at a football game. Everyone is for one side or the other.

My beloved, Jesus is looking for the same behavior in people in their relationship to Him. He warns that no one can be neutral in the game of life. Everyone is either for Him or against Him!

Everyone is either building up or tearing down. Which side are you on?

Closing thoughts:

You’re not the boss of me! Have you ever heard a child make this statement to someone in authority? It’s the child’s attempt to assert his or her independence. However, it’s not just children. No matter what our age, we don’t like having someone tell us what to do. After all, that person might ask us to do something we don’t want to do, or put us in a situation we don’t want to be in

My beloved, therein lies the fear of trusting God. Afraid of putting control of our life into His hands, we prefer to dig in and say, “You’re not the boss of me.” There’s a serious problem with that line of thinking: It’s not accurate. In reality, we cannot tell God that He’s not in charge.

In Psalm 24, David said, “The earth is the LORD’s, and all its fullness, the world and those who dwell therein”. God is the boss of “those who dwell” in the world, which means all of us. Our response, therefore, of trusting Him and turning our life over to Him comes when we acknowledge His authority. We say to Him, “Lord, You are the boss of me! I acknowledge Your ownership, and I want to work with You to accomplish Your will.”

We are God’s people and He is in control. Our job is simply to trust in Him and live for Him.

You are not your own … You were bought at a price (1 Corinthians 6:19-20)