You and I are blessed to be living in a country ruled by a democracy. Although there are constant challenges to our constitution and freedom, it’s still a democracy.
A theocracy means that it’s all about what God wants. His desires. His plans. His will. His purposes. In order for God to be the LORD of my life, I have to let go of my plans and desires and be dependent on him as I make decisions about my next steps. I have to submit my will to his, trusting that his ways are right, his love is perfect and he wants the best for me.
That is a lot easier said than done. It has been a constant process of turning over parts of my life to him and growing my understanding of how dependent I am on God. How much of your will have you submitted to him? What parts of your life still need to be given over to his authority and blessing?
As I read the book of Exodus, it’s amazing to watch God use Moses to transform the Israelites from a nation of slaves into a theocracy. God himself led the Israelites with a cloud by day and a pillar of fire at night. God fed them by sending manna from heaven. When God gave them laws and commandments in order to teach them how to live as his people, they responded, “Everything the LORD has said we will do.” Exodus 24:3
This is the same commitment I have made in order to live in line with God. Everything God says, I will do. For me to say that, I have to make the choice each day to take myself off the throne of my life and put God on it.
Of every day.
Please help me make my life a true theocracy, dear Father.