As an American I am not so familiar with royalty and throne rooms. But living in Europe I have had opportunities to see a few palaces of former kings. But I don’t think I have ever seen a throne as opulent as the one pictured here!
The throne for me is an image of absolute authority. It is from the throne that edicts and commands are issued. The throne is the seat of control, benevolent or not. The one seated there commands respect and obedience.
As a teenager I was taught that there is a throne in my heart, the seat of control. I was challenged to look at that throne and determine who or what was seated there. If one is a non-christian there is no question but that on the throne is seated one’s self. But as a Christian, Someone else is to occupy that throne.
As a believer and Christ follower, the One seated on the throne of my heart is Jesus. Rather than following my own will, I strive to follow His. He has redeemed my life and He has every right in the world to be on my throne. He is my Savior and my King.
It is a daily choice to allow Him to reign in me. The French say, “Je suis Dieu” meaning “I am God.” But the verb “suivre” means “follow” looking identical conjugated in the first person. So the same phrase, “Je suis Dieu,” can also mean, “I follow God.”
I pray there will be no confusion about who is God in my life! He deserves all honor glory and power from my obedience!