A Letter to the Jesus-followers: Remember the King


Dear Jesus-follower,

Remember the King.

When you rise from your pillow and draw up the curtains and pour up the coffee and open your computer. Remember Him. Jesus has claim on you. You are not your own. You were bought with a price. You belong to God because He made you. And you belong to Jesus because He purchased you with His blood. So, you are doubly His.

This doesn’t mean that God will hijack your personality. He made your personality. He made you with a brain that reasons and an imagination that creates and a will that chooses. He will, however, bring you to your full potential and help you become the best version of yourself.  And as you follow Him, keeping company with Him, He’ll make you fully alive.

So, remember this. Remember the King.


When you’re setting the table and scrubbing the sink or washing grime off the windows, think of Him. He is with you. And whether you’re eating or drinking, or whatever you’re doing, do it for Him and with Him. For His glory. This is what makes your mundane matter. Before you know it, you’ll begin seeing His light in things.

When you’re holding your children or helping your neighbor or working alongside your friend, put your face close to their face and meet their needs for conversation. Give them dignity by giving them yourself. Your time. Your whole-hearted attention. God put you on the earth at the same time as them, so that you can take care of them. You are their servant for Jesus’ sake.

Remember the King.

Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body. (1 Corinthians 6:19-20) (ESV)

Remember, our Message is not about ourselves; we’re proclaiming Jesus Christ, the Master. All we are is messengers, errand runners from Jesus for you. It started when God said, “Light up the darkness!” and our lives filled up with light as we saw and understood God in the face of Christ, all bright and beautiful. (2 Corinthians 4:5-5) (The Message)

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