Looking unto Jesus only.
Do not be content to make Christ a part of your life. You may consider Him to be an important part of your life. You may consider Him to be the most important part of your life. He calls for more. He must be all of your life. You have not gone far enough with Him if He is prominent in your life. He must be Preeminent. He does not want to be of first priority in your life. He wants to be first, second, third, fourth, fifth… etc.
A lot of individuals live a “Christ plus” life. Christ plus my family; Christ plus my job; Christ plus my friends will not do. It must be instead, Christ in my family. Christ in my job. Christ in my friendships. It also must not be Christ plus philosophy, Christ plus psychology, Christ plus spiritual experience. Again it must be Himself alone. For us Christ is meant to fill all in all. A.B. Simpson put this thought to song, “Once it was the blessing now it is the Lord. Once it was the feeling now it is His Word. Once the gifts I wanted now the Giver own. Once I sought for healing now Himself alone. All in all forever Jesus will I sing. Everything in Jesus and in Jesus everything.” Looking unto Jesus only.
But I fear, lest somehow, as the serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness, so your minds may be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ. II Corinthians 11:3
And He put all things under His feet, and gave Him to be head over all things to the church, which is His body, the fullness of Him who fills all in all. Ephesians 1:22-23
Can We Pray? Lord bring me to bow my mind and heart before you now. Lead me in an inventory of the things in my life. Before each of these things, let me put Christ at its center. If I cannot; if there is a clear incongruity between that thing in my life and His claim to be everything to me, then let me now release it into your hand for your keeping. Discard it if it is not for my good or grant that Christ may reign over it and bring it back to me only after it is under His feet. In Jesus name. Amen.