When I was a kid, I always like those trays or plates that had individual compartments. I liked them because it kept my food from touching my other food. After all, who wants soggy bread that tastes like green beans? I wanted to keep those things separate. Many people treat Jesus the same way. Does your life look like this? Is your life a bunch of compartments?My friend Michael Kelley recently wrote that Jesus is not intended to be your #1 priority. Jesus is not just another compartment in your life that you rank at (or near) the top. Jesus is instead “the Lord who gives shape, definition, and meaning to everything else.” When Christ changes your life, He doesn’t just change your church attendance; He also changes your dating life, your social media life, the way that you treat your family and friends, the way that you spend your time and money, and so on. He wants to be glorified in all of your life. Perhaps instead of looking at your life in separate compartments, you should see it more like this: Jesus once told the story of a rich young ruler (Mark 10:17-27). The man came to Jesus and asked how to gain eternal life. Knowing the man’s heart, and knowing that there was a compartment of life in which this man didn’t want to let Jesus interfere, Jesus told the man to sell his possessions and give to the poor. But the man walked away sad. He wanted to hold on to that part of his life. Does Jesus influence every part of your life? If not, what parts are you trying to keep separate? Is Jesus just another number on your priority list, or do you seek to glorify Him in all of life? If you filter everything through the question “will this glorify Jesus?”, then it will affect who you decide to date, what kind of parties you attend, what you post on social media, how you spend your money, etc. At RCF we’re going to be discussing what this practically looks like through our study of the book of Romans. I hope that you’ll join us over the coming weeks!