Being “poor in spirit” means that I have set aside all of my own ways, and have unconditionally submitted myself to the kingdom - the governmental rule of my life experience. Now, whatever He may choose to do with me, will produce that which is of far greater value than anything that I could ever attain to, apart from Him.
To specifically make Jesus the Lord of your life, you must:
First, find a quiet place in which to be alone with Jesus.
Then, “wait upon the Lord” until you become inwardly quiet before Him. While maintaining an attitude of worship, thank the Lord for His presence and tell Him that you deeply appreciate His desire to commune and fellowship with you.
Now, you are ready to vocally, explicitly, relinquish the “right” to your own life, and to all that pertains to it, and unconditionally turn it over to Jesus. As you do this, you are giving to the Lord full permission, and the total right to govern the totality of your being – all that you are and all that you have, as He chooses. In very direct words, say to Him:
“Jesus, I totally give up the right to my life and I pronounce you the ‘Lord Jesus Christ’ of all that I am, and have.”
And also, “Lord, I give you permission to bring me into the fullness of this commitment, whatever it may cost, or wherever it may lead.”
From this moment onward, I unconditionally belong to Jesus, and He can bring me into the fullness of all the potential that He has seen to be within me.
“Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do… I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 3:13-14
Because I have given Jesus the right to accomplish this, He has personally become to me, “The Lord Jesus Christ” and I will receive the “prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.”
“His Lord said to him, Well done, good and faithful servant; you have been faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things: enter you into the joy of your Lord.” Matthew 25:23
You will be reminded of this day as you move forward in this covenant relationship with the Lord. What you pray and what you say will change as you are changed, from “glory to glory” from “strength to strength” from “faith to faith”,as you are given an ear to hear what the Spirit is saying.