Updated: Aug 9, 2022
During this message God was asking us if we have "Made Him Lord" over our whole life. What does that look like?
It is all about surrendering every aspect of our life to Him. I mentioned a few aspects of our life, family, religion, business, arts and entertainment, government, education, finances, etc...
Question #1 Are there any areas of your life you have not made Him Lord in? Is there anything that you are trying to hold on to for yourself? Or, have you made Him Lord over your life, if so, what fruit do you see that He is Lord?
In Matthew 7:21, Jesus is saying not everyone that cries, "Lord, Lord," shall enter into heaven. Only those who do the will of the Father will enter. So, there is a difference between really making Him Lord, and doing good things in His name.
Question #2 What category do you find yourself in, calling Him "Lord, Lord," or really making Him Lord?
Matthew 7:13, "Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is he way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. Because narrow is the gate and DIFFICULT is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it."
Question #3 Why is the gate narrow, and why is making Him Lord difficult?
We also discussed 2 Kings 15:17 - Chapter 21. There were many stories about kings who did evil, ones who only made God Lord over parts of their lives, and finally king Hezekiah, who chose to make God Lord over His whole life. The part that stood out to me, is it only took one to make God Lord to turn around a nation. Because Hezekiah chose to make God Lord, the enemy came to steal, kill and destroy. However, when we stand firm putting our trust in the Word of the Lord through the Prophet and leadership, the enemy will be overturned.
Question #4 Just for the fact that we are aware of the tactics, what WAYS does the enemy come to steal, kill, and destroy? Because if we are aware, there won't be any sneak attacks of the enemy.
John 15:1-8 Abiding in the vine.
Question #5 Do you see the season we are in? Do you see the importance of it? Have you been seeing the progression of the last few services preparing us for this time, so we are not cut off? What steps have you been taking so you are not one of the ones who does not bear fruit?
Question, #6, If you are one that is bearing fruit, and others see it, and someone asks you, "How do I change, how do I repent, what does that life look like?," do you know how to answer that? Is there fruit in your life that they will be able to taste and see that the Lord is good?
Last Question #7, What was your "aha" moment during the message?
Thank you for your time to post to these questions. It truly is a pleasure being able to serve the One true God with all of you, as we continue to make Him Lord over our lives.