posted Jun 2, 2012, 12:28 PM by Dale Barnes
“...God has made this Jesus, whom you crucified, both Lord and Christ.” (Acts.2:36 NIV)
“So, then just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.” (Col.2:6-7NIV)

Peter was preaching to the Jewish people, telling them that Jesus is Lord.  Paul is reminding the Colossians that when they first received Christ personally, they received him as Lord.  In the end, every knee with bow and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord.(Phil.2:10-11)  
Christians are doing this now. There is nothing much clearer than this!

As Christians, this is a basic truth we are to live by.  Decisions that we make are to be considered in the light of the scriptures and in prayer.  The Lord Jesus has promised to instruct and guide us in the ways we are to go. (Ps.32:8)  This is a wonderful promise, along with others, that can fill our hearts with thankfulness.  He will surely lead as we look to him and accept his guidance.  His ways are perfect! (Ps.18:30)

Because of the temptations of self-centeredness, we need to remind ourselves of this central truth.  God loved us so much that he sent his son to free us from our sins, and be our shepherd to direct our lives in what is eternally best for us.  Let’s be rooted and strengthen in this way.  When temptations come we are already settled in our course.  We are going to walk in God’s will; he is the Lord!