Serving Jesus the King of Kings and Lord of Lords requires that we check out the priorities of our hearts and ask whether they are the same as those Jesus would set.
Matthew 6:21 “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”
Rom 12:1, 2 “Therefore, I urge you, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service of worship. And be not conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.”
We have taller buildings, but shorter tempers; wider freeways, but narrower viewpoints; we spend more, but have less; we buy more, but enjoy it less.
We have bigger houses and smaller families; more conveniences, but less time; we have more degrees, but less sense; more knowledge, but less judgment; more experts, but more problems; more medicine, but less wellness.
We spend too recklessly,
Laugh too little,
Drive too fast,
Get too angry too quickly,
Stay up too late,
Get up too tired,
Read scripture too seldom if at all,
Pray too seldom.
We have multiplied our possessions, but reduced our values.
We talk too much, love too seldom and lie too often.
We’ve learned how to make a living, but not a life; we’ve tried to add years to life, not life to years.
We’ve been all the way to the moon and back, but have trouble crossing the street to meet the new neighbor.
We’ve conquered outer space, but not our inner space; We’ve done larger things, but not better things;
We’ve cleaned up the air, but polluted the soul; We’ve split the atom, but not our prejudice; We write more, but learn less;
Plan more, but accomplish less.
We’ve learned to rush, but not to wait;
We have higher incomes; but lower morals;
More food but less appeasement;
We build more computers to hold more information, to produce more copies than ever, but have less communication;
We’ve become long on quantity, but short on quality.
These are the times of fast foods and slow digestion; Tall men, and short character; Steep profits, and shallow relationships.
These are the times of world peace, but domestic warfare; more leisure and less fun; more kinds of food, but less nutrition.
These are days of two incomes, but more divorce; of fancier houses, but broken homes.
These are days of quick trips,
Overweight bodies and pills that do everything from cheer, to quiet, to kill.
It is a time when there is much in the show window and nothing in the stockroom.
The solution is one you will not hear very often in this world.
The solution is a personal relationship with Jesus and allowing Him to direct and control our lives!!!!
You can never get too much of the King of Kings and Lord of Lords!!
The percentage of how much of our life Jesus controls is directly proportionate to our level of commitment.
Rom 12:1 “Therefore, I urge you, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service of worship.”