Fragmented LIfe or Unified Life

Matthew 6:33 – But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

We live in a broken and fragmented world.

  • Part of this is the suggestion that we have too many choices.
  • However, the reality is that we only have two choices.  The Kingdom of God or the Kingdom of the World. And you can’t live between them.

Those who try to live in both worlds live fragmented lives.

  • Their world is broken into choices – compartments.  Typically – this is along a sacred and secular divide.
  • We are tempted to always lose our focus on seeking the kingdom first.
    • The quest for wealth.
    • The pursuit of self-honor.
    • Lack of passion for God.

Is Jesus Christ the Lord of your life or a part of your life?

Romans 12:1-2, “I beseech you therefore brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.  And be not conformed by this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

  • Christ may be present but His Lordship is rejected or resisted (we have faith but it’s not a major priority).
  • Christ may be prominent but his Lordship is not complete (there’s that one area we have yet to give Him).
  • Christ needs to preeminent as Lord to help us in our focus and pursuits.
    • Col. 1:18 says, “And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence.”
  • Is Christ Lord of your life or a part of your life?
  • Phil. 3:7-11, 7 But what things were gain to me, those I counted loss for Christ. 8 Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ, 9 And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith: 10 That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death; 11 If by any means I might attain unto the resurrection of the dead.”
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