Do We Live Like Jesus is King?

Do We Live Like Jesus is King?

Yesterday, I recounted a story I read on social media. A mother posted about a conversation she had with her husband and children. The topic of an election came up and her kids inquired about it.

At the end of the conversation, she said,  “No matter who is president, do you remember who is king?”

The children replied, “Jesus.”

Personally, the story felt triumphant to me…

Finally!! I thought, Here is a family so intent on the truth in a world where truth feels mostly irrelevant.

But, the more I thought about her words, anxiety crept in. And I began to wonder: Why does this make me feel unsettled? Why aren’t these words more hopeful?

A soft voice responded to my heart, “It’s great to say that Jesus is King, but how many people do you think actually live as if this is true?” Maybe the response I received feels cynical to you, but to me it is humbling.

Then, as if the soft voice understood my tension, it asked me, “Do you even live like this is true? Whose kingdom do you live in? Do you live in Jesus’ Kingdom of Rest? Or the world’s Kingdom of Chaos?

The question stunned me; pride hardened my heart further. I wanted to be defensive, to build my walls thicker, but I looked at my daily life. The reflection humbled me. I felt a deep calling up into something more.  

I realized I don't live daily believing Jesus is my King. More often than not, I see my life as chaotic; I tend to forget who I am and where I belong. But my heart longs for more.

 I prayed and asked God to show me what it truly looks like to live in his kingdom, believing Jesus is my King, not some far away ruler.

- Spend some time reflecting on your life. What do you see?
- Be honest with yourself, whose kingdom do you live in daily? Why?
- What does “Jesus is King” mean to you?
- Does that phrase compel you? Why or Why not?
- Spend some time asking your Heavenly dad to lead you into his Kingdom.





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