The Supremacy of Christ in all of My Life:
It has been a while since I have posted a blog. However, it has not been because of laziness or nothing to write about. Over the last month I have had two major research projects for my PhD that have been pressing me with a due date. As this would be enough to keep me busy for a month, I have also had to pack our house (because it sold! PTL), and continue to be stay-at-home dad—because Joannie is graciously bearing the financial burden while we anticipate God’s next chapter for us. Suffice to say that life has been fairly hectic over the last month.
One thing that I am learning in this juncture of life is to give God my moments, periods, and feelings of overwhelmingness. In all of this I am constantly being drawn back to Colossians 1:18, where Paul writes, “And he is the head of the body, the church. He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in everything he might be preeminent.”
In a few verses earlier Paul notes that “all things were created through him and for him” (Col 1:16). What Paul is saying in all reality is that the Creator demands and should possess supremacy in the created. Therefore, as a created being, who has been created in the image of God, I have the incredible joy and responsibility of placing Christ as the preeminent focus of my life. This focus should lead to what I have called a doxological posture; a posture that focuses me to remain faithful to God, worshipping Him in all of my life, no matter the circumstances or situation. This may be easy to write as I sit here at Starbucks sipping on a refreshing grande bold coffee. However, applying this truth proves to be difficult.
Even in the midst of chaotic and crazy circumstances and situations, there is good news; Christ is supreme, and through Him, God is reconciling the world to himself. In the eschatological future there dawns a day when Christ will bring to order the chaos of our lives, and of the created order, and will restore (once again) a state of shalom. In the meantime, while I may face similar turbulent and testy waters as Peter; I know that focusing supremely on Christ, through obedient worship in all spheres of my life, I may experience His shalom and peace in my life now. And you can too.