Many Christians have the habit of saying that Jesus is Lord. This is a correct statement due to Him being the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords (Revelation 19:16). With this being said, what do Christians mean when they say Jesus is Lord? Some of those that declare this have a heart-felt embrace of Jesus being the Lord and master of their life. This requires Jesus to be the head of that Christian’s life (Ephesians 1:22-23) without any reservations or areas that He is not allowed to command. Other Christians say this from a religious mouth that does not mean what it says from the heart (Matthew 15:8). This is a dangerous routine that many Christians fall prey to. All Christians should serve God, be led by the Holy Spirit, and have Jesus as not only their Savior but the Lord of their life. Every Christian is purchased with a price and does not belong to themselves to do as they please (1 Corinthians 6:19-20). To even become a Christian a person must confess with their mouth and believe in their heart that Jesus is Lord (Romans 10:9). Why does His Lordship stop within the lives of so many Christians? Why do some Christians believe it is okay to take so much control of their own lives that they essentially push Jesus out of any authority and turn Him into a hippie feel-good friend? The answer is compromise. Compromising the Word of God, the holiness of God, and the authority Jesus is supposed to have within the life of each Christian. All authority was given to Jesus in heaven and on earth (Matthew 28:18), there is no salvation in anyone else (Acts 4:12), and He became the intercessor for Christians before God the Father (1 Timothy 2:5). This is only a small percentage of the power, dominion, and authority given unto Jesus yet some Christians still feel they make a better lord of their life than He would. Jesus is the teacher, leader, and guide in helping those that believe in Him in the way they should go (Isaiah 48:17). Jesus should have enough authority in the life of each believer that they obey His commandments to reflect the love they have for Him all the days of their life (John 14:15). Every Christian first has a connection with Jesus Christ as the true vine (John 15:1-2). Sadly, some disconnect themselves thinking they can live life without being submitted to the true vine, the provider of life. This brings withering and death (John 15:2, 4-6). It is vital to remain submitted to Jesus as not only Savior but also Lord so He can direct His people to serve and live for God. Living a life that is away from the authority of Jesus being Lord leads to an eternity away from Jesus (2 Thessalonians 1:9). Jesus even rebuked those that called Him Lord but did not follow through with living what He said to do (Luke 6:46). This is the definition of being Lord is to have authority and rule over someone or something. Christians must receive Jesus as their Savior, submit to Him to be their Lord, and stay submitted to His Lordship all the days of their lives to be saved (Matthew 24:13). The real question is, is Jesus the Lord of your life?