Who is the Boss?

September 14, 2022 by  
Filed under Daily Devotions

By Gillis Killam –

Where we live now we have the privilege of seeing our two little granddaughters, ages 3 and 5, every day. They are such a delight to us. One day we were chatting together and I asked them who they thought was the boss in their family. One confidently said, “Daddy is boss!” the other said, triumphantly, pointing to the sky, “No, God is the boss!”

It made me wonder “Who is really the boss in my life?” Many of us would say that God is the authority in our lives but really we act like we are the boss ourselves. I need to ask myself: Is He Lord of my finances? Is He Lord of my business? Is He Lord of my marriage? Is He Lord of all? Do I daily ask God for direction in all my decisions, or do I go ahead and do just what I think?

The truth is we who are followers of Jesus should have given up being the boss of our lives because they are not our own. We were bought by the blood of Christ and therefore should glorify and honor God in our bodies.

Paul said, “I identified myself completely with him. Indeed, I have been crucified with Christ. My ego is no longer central… Christ lives in me. The life you see me living is not “mine,” but it is lived by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. I am not going to go back on that” (Galatians 2:20 MSG).

Another way to say God is boss is to say, “He is LORD of our lives.” When we become Christians we confess that he is Lord to the glory of God the Father (Romans 10:9-10). When we are baptised we do so to show others that we have buried the old life and we have risen to walk in this new life where Jesus is Lord. (Romans. 6:4).

My granddaughter was quick to let me know that God is boss in our lives. It is best that He is boss because He knows the future as well as the past and present. It is much better to trust our lives, our futures, our finances, our families, and our marriages to the one who loves us and gave Himself for us.

Prayer: Forgive me Lord for acting like I am boss of my life. Take my life and let it be Yours. AMEN

About Gil Killam

Gil Killam was born in New Brunswick, Canada and served as pastor in 4 pastorates in Saskatchewan & Alberta, Canada. Gil is married to his wife Lorna and they have 5 children, 14 Grandchildren and 5 great grand children. He is a graduate of Eston College with a Bachelor of Biblical Studies degree. He also served President of his denomination. Gil enjoys golfing and reading in his spare time.
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