Emily began writing short stories and poetry as a little girl, entered the blogging world in her early 20's, and recently released her first book, Yielded in His Hands (eLectio Publishing). She enjoys being a stay-at-home momma while still being able to freelance write. Believing she has been forgiven of much, she loves much, and desires to point others to Christ and His redemptive and transforming power. If you would like to connect with Emily or learn more about her book, you can visit her website: www.emilyrosemassey.com
Jesus, Lord of ALL.
What does that mean to you?
For the past few weeks, I have continuously found myself asking Jesus to reign in my life. But such a simple phrase has such a great impact in your daily walk. It begins with obedience. And every single day that we wake up, we have another chance to turn it all around and walk in His will and His ways.
We can get so overwhelmed if we try to figure out God’s will for our lives in its entirety. The best way to know that you are allowing Jesus to be your Lord of All is to listen to Him DAILY and walk with Him DAILY. If you do that EVERY DAY, you will be walking in the Lord’s will for your life.
So why do we try to over-complicate this? Why do we try to bite off more than we can chew?
Personally, I know why I have a hard time with taking one step at a time. I am an over-achiever and I have had to teach myself to marginalize my life and learn to find down-time to catch my breath. I make my TO-DO list and if I don’t check everything off of the list, I feel like I have failed. When I finally realize there will always be things to check off of my TO-DO list, the less stressed out I might become.
Another issue I have trouble with is CONTROL. I guess I feel like God’s timing can sometimes work a little slower than I’d like. So when I grow impatient, I try to take matters into my own hands. But giving the situation over to God will always turn out better than anything I could ever attempt.
So I pray:
“Reign over me. Have Your way in every part of my life. I offer up this coming year to You. Reign in me. Reign in my heart. Take control. Of it all. I honestly can’t do this on my own. My plan fails, but Your’s (in Your timing) is perfect. Order my steps, Lord. Direct my path. Teach me to love like You love. Convict me when I’m in the wrong. Give me the right words to say at all times. I ask this only in Your name, Oh Jesus.”
I pray that you learn to hand over your situation over to King Jesus and allow Him to reign in your life. Trust Him.
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