Adonai – my Lord and Master. I have loved the Lord from when I was very young. I can’t remember a time when I didn’t talk to Him. It feels like I always knew Him personally. But it was in college that I realized that a relationship with God required more of me than I had ever given before – and that bothered me. It was clear to me that I was at a crossroads – knowing that God had dominion over me and that I needed to yield to His authority…but not really wanting to yield to anyone or anything but myself. It took some painful lessons to help me choose the right path. The walk has been steep at times and sometimes I have lost my way or gotten off track. But I am thankful that Lord has not ever given up on me and instead has guided me along on this journey which has brought me closer to Him. It is only His grace that has led me to the point today where I can say I really love Him and serve Him as my Adonai, my Lord and Master. I have seen Him keep His promise: He who began a good work in me has carried it on to now and will continue to do so until the day of Christ Jesus (Phil 1:6). He is the rightful leader and I am blessed to be able to follow Him.
What I have learned through experience and hard knocks makes me appreciate the careful research of Kay Arthur. She has given us a closer look at what it means to know God as Adonai. I see many “Amen!” moments in this chapter; I am going to list just a few here today.
- “Lord” is more than a title or name – it indicates a certain type of relationship where He is Lord and Master and I am in complete submission to Him
- A servant is totally dependent on his Master – the Master provides all things for the servant (care and protection)
- The servant is even dependent upon the Master for direction in day-to-day living
- From Psalm 89: 50-51…God is our Master and so He sees our situation and it is personal to Him because we truly “belong” to Him
- From Psalm 141:8-10…Our Master protects us from traps and snares and from wicked people
- From Psalm 119:125…Our Master instructs us
- From Judges 6:14-16…we can confide in our Master about our worries and concerns
So when did you first see the crossroads? When did you first know you had to really yield your will to Him? Where are you on your journey?
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