“But what about you?” he asked. “Who do you say I am?”
Peter answered, “The Christ of God.”- Luke 9:20
I can only imagine that Peter was caught off guard by this important question. He was simply reporting about what others are saying about Jesus, and somehow the subject was flipped to Peter’s reaction. He wasn’t prepared to deal with the implications of this answer, but he chose his words carefully.
Truth be told, this is a question that each of us need to answer at some point. Who do we say that He is? Is Jesus only someone we can learn from? Will following Him make us a good person? Do we teach our children about Him so they will be nice, and play well with others? OR…..Is Jesus truly Lord of our life?
Does following Him suggest a way of living, or a pattern of life? Is it predictable or unexpected?
I am convinced that far too many people forsake the abundant life found in Christ, because of the example shown by those who claim to be followers. I have said it many times….each day I must wake up and make a decision to put Christ back on the throne of my life. The truth is….sometimes I take that spot from Him. Making Jesus the Lord of my life involves more than just reading my Bible, or praying a lot, or even giving my income to the local church. Surrender involves starting the day asking “what now?”.
Take the leap today….ask God to be in control and let Him take care of the rest. Abundance will flow from this practice, and a new fire will burn within your life.