There’s a lot of talk in the Christian community about asking Jesus into your heart to become saved and go to heaven. Yes, your heart has a lot to do with this but let me offer up a more biblical truth.
Nowhere in the Bible can I find where it says to ask Jesus into my heart. If you know of some scripture on this please, please leave a comment pointing me to it.
What I am seeing is that in scripture Jesus is referred to as a King. He is to rule. It’s not a foo-foo idea. Jesus is LORD!
What does that mean, to be ruled by a King? What is accepting Christ as our King supposed to look like? My husband made the comment not long ago in a Bible study that the modern day Christian has absolutely no idea what it means to submit to anything. We live in a country where we can do what we want to do when we want to do it. We have no real grasp on what it is like to live under the rule of a king and this shows regularly in American Christianity where everybody just wants to feel good and be entertained.
Accepting that Jesus is our King gives an entirely new meaning to being a Christian. I have been a believer for about 12 years now; however, when I actually accepted Christ as my King, my Lord, my ruler, my entire view of my Christian walk. It isn’t a sweet ‘ask Jesus into my heart’ thing. It is giving up me to follow Him.
Now, if we call ourselves Christians can we honestly say that we have submitted ourselves to Christ? We may call Him King but do we really live each day as though we are under His rule?
There is a big difference.