Who Is the King of Your Life? - Your Daily Forward Devotional

Who Is the King of Your Life?

 

March 20

 

Read Revelation 17:14 (ESV)

They will make war on the Lamb, and the Lamb will conquer them, for he is Lord of lords and King of kings, and those with him are called and chosen and faithful.

 

Reflect

What does it mean that Jesus is King of your life?

 

Remember Simba in Disney’s The Lion King? He sang about how he “just couldn’t wait to be king” and all the ways that he was going to rule his own world. His father was the current king. And yet Simba felt like he could do a better job. He wanted to call all the shots and make all of the rules. He wanted to reign, but he didn’t understand the responsibility. And he was clueless as to how ill-equipped he was until he got in over his head.

 

We are like that, aren’t we? We want to be the authority in our own lives. We want to make our own decisions and live however we want. We want autonomy but we often don’t understand the responsibility that comes with it. We quickly find out that we have no business being the king of our lives. We make poor decisions and screw up. We realize that we don’t have the power or the authority to change the world. We realize that any control we thought we had was just an illusion. So what can we do?

 

I suggest that, instead of trying to be kings ourselves, we bow our knees to the One who does have the power and the authority to rule the world. I suggest that we align ourselves with Jesus, the One True King.

 

In Revelation, we see how the powers of the world try to reign supreme. But we also see God’s power and ultimate authority. The power of man and the authority of Satan cannot be compared to the power and authority of Jesus Christ. He will triumph over them and His kingdom will have no end.

 

In today’s passage, John (the author of Revelation) says that the people who were with King Jesus at the end are His called, chosen, and faithful followers. In the end, Jesus will be surrounded by people who recognized Him as King of both their personal lives but also the entire universe. They bowed their knees to Him alone and served Him faithfully throughout their lives. They chose the winning team.

 

Friends, whose side do you want to be on? Remember, it may seem like Satan is winning but that is just temporary. When Jesus wins, His victory is eternal. If you are in Christ, you have been called and chosen. Let’s also be found to be faithful!

 

Pray

King Jesus, I bow my knees only to You. You are the King of my life and I submit to Your authority. Thank You for calling me and choosing me and making me Yours. Keep me in You so that I may be faithful to You until You return victorious. Amen.

 

 

~ Pastor Nat Crawford

 

 

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I love this verse, I ponder on this verse and meditate on it.
Lord Jesus you are my king forever ❤️
Lord Jesus, I bow my knee and recognize You as King of the universe and as King in my life. At the end of my life I want to be in Your presence to continue living with You in Your everlasting kingdom.
I bow my knèes to the king of kings
Jesus is the true King of Kings and Lord of Lords, he is everything I can rely on.
Thank You, Lord, for choosing us
The One, the Only True God. I Pray for all those who do not recognize Him as their King and God to Seek Him. I Pray for the Body of Christ to have the Faith, Strength, Love, and Endurance to allow our Heavenly Father to work through us to reveal what they Seek. Let Your Will Be Done, Father Upon Earth as is in the Heavens Amen
Jesus is the King of kings and the Lord of lords!!
Having Jesus as my King gives me great comfort knowing he is in control. Less fear and more comfort!
I bow to the King of kings
Thank GOD for placing me on the victorious team. Amen
Amen.
Called and chosen! I read the end of the book and found out I'm on the winning team. Hallelujah!!
Very inspiring n nurturing pastor 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽☝🏾☝🏾☝🏾🔥🔥🔥
Thanks for the inspired and educative material