Matthew 7:21 (KJV)
Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.
Today, there are over two billion people that call Jesus Lord. But what does it really mean for Jesus to be the Lord of a person?
If Jesus is your Lord it means He is the one who has authority over you and He is the owner of you. It means He now controls your life through His word and His Spirit.
Anyone who calls Jesus his Lord and means it must do His will, which is the same as the will of His father in heaven.
Anyone who calls Jesus his Lord, but does not do His will is merely deceiving himself and will be in for a rude shock on judgment day.
The Holy Spirit is the one who administers the authority of Christ within us. He reminds us of God’s word and empowers us to obey it. Those who truly belong to Christ are those who are led by the Spirit of God ‘for all who are led by the Spirit of God are the sons of God’.
Go into today thanking God for the privilege to be filled with the Holy Spirit. Ask the Lord to help you always obey His word and His leading.