It’s All About You…Jesus

During the music portion of our “worship service” we sing a song with the following lyrics: “It’s all about me, Jesus/And all this is for me/For my glory and my fame/It’s not about You/As if I should do things Your way/I alone am God/and You surrender to my ways.
Wait a second that’s not what that song says, right? Yes, you’re correct. The song is Jesus, Lover Of My Soul (It’s All About You) and the words are just the opposite. Yet, don’t we live as if the way I wrote the song is true? We make life about us, rather than Jesus. But if we are honest with ourselves, doesn’t our “I” problem cause almost all our challenges? We get all bent out of shape if people don’t do the things we want or how we think they should be done. Paul calls this in 2 Corinthians 10:5 “pretensions”, what the KJV states as “every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of Christ” or what I call our “I” problem.
We are to let the Word of God expose our “I” problem so we can see Jesus – the author and perfecter of our faith. He started and will finish the process of bringing us into God’s presence, not us. Thus, the more we use our biblically-based truth filter to screen out “I”, the better our lives will be today and tomorrow.
So to get our thinking started off on the right foot this week, I’m passing along something a good friend of mine sent to me.
“Jesus Christ is no despotic claimant of divine right, but He is really and truly the Lord’s anointed! “It hath pleased the Father that in Him should all fullness dwell.” God hath given to Jesus all power and all authority. As the Son of man, He is now head over all things to His church, and He reigns over heaven, and earth, and hell, with the keys of life and death at His girdle. Certain people have delighted to call themselves kings by the popular will, and certainly our Lord Jesus Christ is such in his church. If it could be put to the vote whether He should be King in the church, every believing heart would crown Him. O that we could crown Him more gloriously than we do! We would count no expense to be wasted that could glorify Christ. Suffering would be pleasure, and loss would be gain, if thereby we could surround His brow
with brighter crowns, and make Him more glorious in the eyes of men and angels. Yes, He shall reign. Long live the King! All hail to thee, King Jesus! Go forth, ye souls who love your Lord, bow at His feet, strew His way with the lilies of your love, and the roses of your
gratitude: “Bring forth the royal diadem, and crown Him Lord of all.”
Moreover, our Lord Jesus is King in Zion by right of conquest: He has taken and carried by storm the hearts of His people, and has slain their enemies who held them in cruel bondage. In the Red Sea of His own blood, our Redeemer has drowned the Pharaoh of our sins: shall He not be King in Jeshurun? He has delivered us from the iron yoke and heavy curse of the law: shall not the Liberator be crowned? We are His portion, whom He has taken out of the hand of the Amorite with His sword and with His bow: who shall snatch His conquest from His hand?
All hail, King Jesus! We gladly own thy gentle sway! Rule in our hearts for ever, thou lovely Prince of Peace.”
To this I give a hearty, “Amen!” Make life all about Him and you will have a great week.

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