Lord of your Life - Jesus is LORD of your Life - Colossians 1:16-20.
June 3, 2022, 9:00 AM

“For by him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things were created by him and for him. He is before all things, and in him all things hold together. And he is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning and the firstborn from among the dead, so that in everything he might have the supremacy. For God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in him, and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace through his blood, shed on the cross.”

Conversion is the process of not only accepting Christ to save you from sin, but to change you from a self-centered life into a relationship with God. Conversion involves turning away from evil deeds and false worship and turning toward serving and worshiping the Lord. Conversion marks a person's entrance into a new relationship with God, forgiveness of sins, and a new life as a part of the fellowship with the people of God. Conversion is more than the exchange of one set of beliefs for another; it is a wholehearted turning to God.

The experience of conversion may differ with various individuals. The apostle Paul's conversion was sudden and radical, while the conversion of Lydia Acts 16:14-15 was apparently gradual and gentle, but the results of conversion was always a clear change of attitude and a new direction for life.

refers to the change of one's mind about God, but there is something that needs to be done before conversion is possible. It is the price paid for reconciliation. Salvation is of God and the Lord was pleased to have all His fullness dwell in Christ. He was pleased because it was through Jesus that we can be reconciled to God. Whether things on earth or things in heaven, reconciliation is being brought into a right relationship. We need forgiveness so we can be friends with God again. This peace was bought through Jesus’s blood shed on the cross.

There is only one who can truly claim that He is both God and man. Because Jesus is both God and man, He is able to bridge the gap to reconcile to Himself all things. There is a day coming when the hostility of evil against righteousness will be brought to a sudden halt. Satan and his demons will cease their activity.

Applications: Is He Lord of your career and your home? Are you living for Him or for self, for Jesus or materialism, for Christ or for friends, for children, or marriage or for our Savior.

Prayer: Jesus, help me to understand fully what You have done to secure my salvation. Thank you for reconciling all things to God and freeing me from a self-centered life into a relationship with God.

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