If Jesus is Lord, He will be preeminent in your life. That is to say He will be in first place in every area. He will occupy every nook, cranny and corner of your life. When decisions are to be made, you will ask, “What would Jesus do”?
One wonders how many there are today who are like those of old when Jesus said to them, “Why do you call Me ‘Lord, Lord’, but do not do the things which I say”? (Luke 6:46) It is easy to call Jesus “Lord”, but if one does not follow His words, the confession is vain. I John 2:3ff says, “Now by this we know that we know Him, if we keep His commandments. He who says, “I know Him” and does not keep His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him. But whoever keeps His word, truly the love of God is perfected in Him. By this we know that we are in Him. He who says he abides in Him ought himself to walk just as He walked.”
What is the “secret” to following Jesus as Lord?
The answer is LOVE. Jesus said, “If you love Me, you will keep My commandments.” (John 14:15) Those who love the Lord, obey the Lord. There is no higher motivation to submit to Jesus than love for Him.
Is He the Lord of your life because you LOVE Him with all your heart?