Hey, Superkid! Jesus was looking for the right person to work with and He found you! You have all the right qualifications He is looking for. Last month, we talked about your work clothes. Your everyday work outfit goes with everything, is right in any situation or occasion, and never fails! Yes, it’s your LOVE clothes!
So, now that you are dressed and ready for work, you need to meet your Boss. Remember the Owner of this Kingdom business is our Father God. He has put everything under His Son, Jesus. Guess what! You will be working directly with Him! Yes, Jesus is your new Boss! He paid a high price to be able to do this job. Jesus suffered from all sin and sickness then died on the cross for you and me. John 3:16-17 (The Passion Translation) says, “‘For this is how much God loved the world—he gave his one and only, unique Son as a gift. So now everyone who believes in him will never perish but experience everlasting life. God did not send his Son into the world to judge and condemn the world, but to be its Savior and rescue it!’”
The Father loved us so much that He gave His Son to rescue us from the power of sin! The Father wants us to be as much His kids as Jesus is. When Jesus rose from the dead, He offered us His own righteousness so that we can be part of God’s family. All we have to do is believe and accept it. Have you met Him yet? If not, there is a step you’ll have to take before starting your job. Romans 10:9-10 (New Living Translation) says, “If you openly declare that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by openly declaring your faith that you are saved.”
Superkid, Jesus wants to come and live in your heart. He wants to be your Lord, but you have to give yourself to Him. Pray this out loud:
Father, thank You for giving Your Son to save me. I believe that He died on the Cross for me and rose again to be able to live inside me. Jesus, come into my heart. Be the Lord of my life today!
Yay! Welcome to the family of God! Do you know what just happened? Jesus is now your Lord! The word lord means “master, in authority, in charge.” So you just made Him your Boss! He is now in charge of your life, health, actions, hurts, mistakes. He is Lord over ALL—good and bad.
As your Boss, Jesus can be trusted to lead you, because He LOVES you! He’s got a great plan for you. He knows everything about you, and what is ahead for you. Most importantly, Superkid, He will help you do whatever He tells you to do. He doesn’t expect you to get your job done by yourself. He wants to enable you to succeed! You just have to belong to Him and allow Him to be your Boss.
When we belong to Him, we don’t have to be afraid of anything. Psalm 23:4 (TPT) says “…fear will never conquer me, for you already have! You remain close to me and lead me through it all the way. Your authority is my strength and my peace. The comfort of your love takes away my fear. I’ll never be lonely, for you are near.”
Letting Him be in charge of us gives us His strength and His peace, so there is nothing in our lives that He can’t help us with, even when we mess up! That may be the best part about this Boss. He doesn’t expect us to be perfect or never make mistakes. He knows us. He knows what being human is like, because He is human. Psalm 18:32 says, “You have wrapped me in power, and now you’ve shared with me your perfection.”
Superkid, when you asked Jesus into your heart, He filled you with His Spirit, and YOUR spirit became brand-new and as perfect as His. Your spirit changed instantly but your soul (mind, will and emotions) stays the same, unless you truly begin to give your life to Him. When you make him Lord (Master, Ruler, King, Boss) He will BEGIN to change your mind—the part of you that thinks; your will—the part that makes choices; and emotions—the part of you that feels.
As we keep looking at and following Jesus, we BECOME like Him. It’s not hard work. Look at this in 2 Corinthians 3:16-18 (The Message):
“Whenever, though, they turn to face God as Moses did, God removes the veil and there they are—face-to-face! They suddenly recognize that God is a living, personal presence, not a piece of chiseled stone. And when God is personally present…nothing between us and God, our faces [shine] with the brightness of his face. And so we are transfigured much like the Messiah, our lives gradually becoming brighter and more beautiful as God enters our lives and we become like him.”
This life with Jesus is not one of rules and perfection, but a life of joy and peace in Him. Yes, there is a lot to do, but what other boss wants to do things for you, more than He wants you to do for Him? We will keep talking in the coming year about what your job in the family business looks like. Until then, keep this in mind from Romans 12:
“So here’s what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him. Don’t become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, fix your attention on God. You’ll be changed from the inside out. Readily recognize what he wants from you, and quickly respond to it. Unlike the culture around you, always dragging you down to its level of immaturity, God brings the best out of you, develops well-formed maturity in you” (verses 1-2).
Superkid, this is job No. 1: Meet the Boss. He’s awesome and He’s always there. You’re going to love working for Jesus!
Until next time,
Commander Kellie ♥