But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. Once you were not a people, but now you are the people of God; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy. Dear friends, I urge you, as aliens and strangers in the world, to abstain from sinful desires, which war against your soul.
Ya, If you call Jesus Lord it is not because you woke up one day and thought it to be a good idea, cool move, smart choice. It is because while you were still at war with God, God shed His grace and love on you and sent His son to die on the cross to pay the perfect price for your (and my) sin..HE called you out of the darkness to BE one of HIS people. He turned you over to His Son, Jesus. He secured you for Him with the Holy Spirit who IS IN YOU! And then He started giving you EVERYTHING you need to live a life that says I AM HIS! God Rocks!
May the Lord bless you and house hold.