WISDOM WEDNESDAY: YOUR KING
Who is worthy to be called your king? What a profound question!
According to Krois’ definition, A king is any person, any object, anything or undertaking that demands 100% allegiance and servitude.
Then, what are the requirements for the choice of a king? There can be many kings, but there can be only one king of all kings in your life. Only one king reigns supreme above all others.
For the better part of the first 29 years of my life, the king of all kings was basketball. How do I know? Basketball demanded my thinking, my passion, my drive, my purpose. It seemed to be a rewarding king for many reasons. It kept me on the straight and narrow during my formative years. It paid my bills. It provided me with a great career.
Yet, often life circumstances influence or even change the king of our lives. This was true for me. A very ill daughter altered the direction of my life. Basketball had been on the throne of my life. Then another king became the king of all kings, replacing the basketball king in my life. This new king was not an object but a living, breathing force in my life. The new king became my passion, my purpose, my energy, my fire, my future. Literally, my All in All. His name is Jesus Christ, the Messiah, the King of all kings, the Lord of all lords, the Alpha and Omega, the Almighty God, the Counselor, the Prince of peace, the Lord God.
I ask you, my beloved readers, Who is your king who deserves 100% of your allegiance, focus, and passion? This is a straightforward question, but the answer is not simple to live out in the daily storms of life. However, there needs to be an answer. It is a crucial decision that can make all the difference in the world.
While personally dealing with cancer these past 11 years, I have learned by experience that 99.9% commitment to anything of value is not enough. The .1% non-commitment will rob us of joy, peace, passion, faith, hope, and love.
Today I am living the reality of joy beyond measure when I am 100% committed to Jesus Christ, my real King. A human king might be murdered or overthrown. But God, my King, cannot be unseated from His throne. I am blessed that my King is good, kind, merciful—patient, faithful, and all-loving. Just as land can be enriched with streams used in irrigation, so my heart can be enriched by my God King with His counsel (Proverbs 21:1).
If you are not experiencing this yet, I would say to try it. BE ALL IN to the ALL-IN-ALL KING. You’ll never be the same!