Who is your boss? Who do you work for? Mike’s asked that question on the podcast and in videos before. Here is the question again, coming from the Lord Jesus. He asks, why do you call me “Lord, Lord” and not do what I say?
The Jews repeated words for emphasis. When you see a double word like this in the Bible, consider it spoken with emphasis. We don’t just call him Lord, we call him Lord, Lord! But if we call him Lord, Lord, why don’t we do what he says?
If he’s our boss, with emphasis, do we serve others? Do we love our enemies or do good to those who hate us (Luke 6:27)? Do we bless those who curse us or pray for those who mistreat us (Luke 6:28)? Mike even talked about how difficult it was for him to pray for bosses he disagreed with. Our workplaces are great opportunities to pray for people who we may not even like?
Today, like yesterday, punch in. Remind yourself you’re on God’s clock. What you do today, you do for him. What would he have you do? Ask the question and wait for the answer. Remember, all day, every wild idea may be from him. Every time he challenges you to pray for someone you don’t like, do it. Every time he suggests you get beyond your comfort zone, do it. Our job for the rest of our lives is to live like we believe Jesus is our boss on a daily, moment-by-moment basis. Let’s not claim perfection in this area, but let’s ask God to show us how we can improve and then let’s act.
Need some practice? That’s what the Marketplace Mission Trip is for. We practice for 2 weeks a few times each year. Our first mission trip of 2021 is coming up in less than 2 weeks. Head over to MarketplaceMissionTrip.com to learn more and sign up today. You will get an opportunity to join a group of people from all over the globe as we practice living with Jesus as our boss, too. It’s much better when you do this with some other people, too. So invite a friend to join you.
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