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Archive for March 18, 2012

Organizing the Inside – Day 197 Choose to Give Christ Complete Access

Therefore, God elevated him to the place of highest honor and gave him the name above all other names, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. Philippians 2:11 (NLT)

Compartmentalizing is a principle used in organizing that separates items, usually of a similar type into various compartments. When things are put in compartments they are much neater and generally more accessible, because the sorting has been done it’s easier to maintain. Compartmentalizing is a great way to keep certain things hidden and out of the way.

Unfortunately this same principle of compartmentalization adequately describes some Christian women’s relationship with Christ. It’s heartbreaking to know that so many otherwise strong Christian sisters have felt it necessary to compartmentalize Jesus; whereby He is only allowed into certain areas of their lives. Too often this is the case when women find themselves in relationships that don’t glorify God. Putting Christ in a compartment when it’s convenient, in order to pursue one’s own selfish wants leads to an unfulfilled and complicated life.  God gave His best, and Jesus gave His all, so that we could be free from failure, guilt and shame.  Not allowing Christ to be Lord over every area of your life will have consequences. For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 6:23 (NLT)

That’s the whole story. Here now is my final conclusion: Fear God and obey his commands, for this is everyone’s duty. Ecclesiastes 12:13 (NLT) Ultimately Christ holds only one position; He is LORD. Choosing to compartmentalize Christ is a choice that you are free to make. God won’t take away our free will. Nevertheless, be mindful that while you can make your own choices; you can’t choose the consequences of the choices you make. Getting organized on the inside includes honoring the Lordship of Jesus Christ in every compartment of our lives. Submitting to His Lordship is allowing Him full access no matter what, and being committed to obeying His will over our own. For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God.  Romans 14:11 (KJV)