I have been wondering for some time what it means to live under the authority of God in Christ. And I can honestly say, I am not good at allowing Him to have authority over me. Instead, I try to have authority over Him. How do I do that? By telling Christ what to do with my day. You see, I am guilty of wanting my plans to be Christ’s plans; I should want Christ’s plans to be my plans.
I go through my day without asking Christ how He wants me to spend my hours, which are usually spent doing the things I want to do and then asking God to bless them. I have had this wrong for many years. So now I must give Christ His rightful position of authority over me. This shift will take a different level of prayer and Scripture reading, and I will be able to live under Christ’s authority only through the power of the Holy Spirit.
When I am under Christ’s authority, I should be seeking His direction, which means that Christ should direct everything— from what I pray for, read in Scripture and do as a result of the reading. Not one detail of my day belongs to me. Every minute of every hour of every day of my life belongs to God in Christ so He can spend it for His purpose of salvation in the world.
The Son of Man was “given authority, glory and sovereign power” (Daniel 7:14).
Denise Larson Cooper has a passion for Christ and sharing His Word. A wife and mother of two daughters, Denise currently works as a gymnastic coach.
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