Crown Him Lord of All

On Sunday we sang the old standard, Crown Him Lord of All.  People were really into worship and it was a joyful experience for me.  About half way through, I was overtaken with a revelation of the deep meaning of the words, at least for me.  Crown Him Lord of all.  All.  I can worry that my house has not sold, or I can crown Him Lord of the real estate market.  I can fret over these 30 pounds I can’t shake, or I can crown Him Lord of my mind, will and emotions; Lord of my flesh.  I can crown Him Lord of all things, all joy, all sorrow, all accomplishments, all weakness.  I can actively take part, I can tap into the flow of living water that causes my soul to jump for joy at the sound of His name.  Just me, I am allowed to do that by grace.  I am allowed to do that because He loves me and invites me to the table He sets for me.  He invites me to His party while He takes care of the stuff of life.

Sometimes I forget to look up instead of looking in.  Looking at what I can do or how I look is not kingdom looking.  Looking at Jesus, seeking His face, His will for the situation, His glory…that is eternal looking!  I feel like I’ve wasted a lot of time in my life sweating the small stuff.  Really, if I just crown Him Lord of all in my life, I can proceed with confidence and joy.  That makes me really happy!  I am an overcomer and I am living a victorious life filled with joy and wonder simply because He is Lord of all.

 

That’s all I got today sisters.

Crossroads

I find myself at another crossroads in this life.  It happens now and again that you have to make a decision, what to do, where to go.  I am sitting in the middle of the intersection looking at my four choices.  I could keep going straight ahead, I could turn around and start over, I could go to the right or to the left and just look for another way.  Lots of choices, lots of ways to find the meaning in the big picture.  How are the people around me affected by each choice?  How am I personally affected?  What impact is there, what consequence could be derived?  Is it right, is it wrong? 

We all come to this point many times during our lives I think.  Everyone has a time of choice, a new season, a correction or consequence from the previous crossroad.  The one constant I see here is that when I approach the crossroad, I’m  in reality coming to the Cross.  The intersection is the heart of God.  The answer is there if I will be quiet and listen to His heartbeat.  There’s where the plan unfolds, the truth, the peace.  I find that when I use peace as a measuring stick for my decisions in life, it’s always the right choice that’s made.  I know God’s peace, I know it’s right.  The questions fall away, the peace enfolds.  It’s time again to move out, in His strength, not my own.  No striving, no confusion, just a knowing.  I’m grateful.

7/1/2013