Call On Me

And everyone who calls

on the name of the Lord will be saved.’ - Acts 2:21

Who is your lord?

That is not meant to be a rhetorical question, but an honest one. A lord is someone or something that has authority or power over us. It is a term that may be antiquated as we don’t think of lords.

Certainly it was much more appropriate and better understood in societies that lived in a caste system. A caste system is a social hierarchy that is passed down from generation to generation. A peasant could never become a lord in this system. It is simply not possible.

We live in a country where people who are not a part of the country strive to move here. The American Dream is defined by the Oxford English Dictionary as “the  ideal that every citizen of the United States should have an equal opportunity to achieve success and prosperity through hard work, determination, and initiative.” People immigrate to the country we live in for a chance. There is no certainty that their lives will be better than where they came from, but there is a chance it will. So, they leave everything behind and come to the United States.

So, let’s get back to my original question. Who is your lord? Who is it that has authority over you?

Is it the opportunity that sits before you to achieve success? Is it your pursuit of your definition of prosperity? Is it the chance you see to change the way the world sees you? Is it the opportunity to change your lifestyle and the lifestyle of your children?

If any of these is your lord, you have to consider failure. What if you aren’t successful or prosperous? What if your children and their children live the same lifestyle their parents did and grandparents did?

There is only one Lord where failure is not an option. The promise is clear. All who cry out for Jesus will be saved. People and things will fail you. It may not be the case now, but at some point a person will let you down. Things break, wearout, and need to be replaced because they fail. Jesus, your Lord, will never fail you. He will never wear out and need replacing.  He is the beginning and the end. He is faithful.

Each day, make Jesus Lord of your life. He will never let you down.

Be blessed and be a blessing,
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