We are all on a journey from the moment we are born. Each one of us will choose a path depending on the way we are raised, the things that we’ve experienced in our childhood, and the people that have been a part of our lives. The path that we choose to travel will determine how we will reach our destination and how long the journey will take to fulfill our destiny.
In a vision that I had several years ago, I saw Jesus standing at a crossroad. I noticed that some people would walk past Him not even noticing His presence. Others may see Him standing there ready to direct them, but they would choose the path that seemed best to them. Still others would see Him there, look right into His eyes and in rebellion they would go their own way.
The LORD has been at every crossroad, along this journey that we call life, waiting on us, individually, to make the decision to follow Him. We can ignore His call and reject His purpose and plan for our lives and go through things He could have lead us away from, or we can choose to follow Christ, and He through the Holy Spirit will direct our steps. Proverbs 3:5-6 "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths." Whether we choose to follow Christ or not, our choices will affect every part of our lives.
When we are truly following the Lord Jesus Christ, instead of asking Him to go wherever we want to go, we can pray as Moses did in Exodus 33:13-15, “Now therefore, I pray, if I have found grace in Your sight, show me now Your way, that I may know You and that I may find grace in Your sight.” And He said, “My presence will go and I will give you rest.”
We all searching for fulfillment in life, but the only true fulfillment is in our personal relationship with Christ. To ask Jesus, the Son of God, to be our Savior is more than facts to be believed; it is a life to be lived by the Spirit - a life of righteousness given to us by His grace through redemption that is in Christ Jesus.
John 3:16-17 "For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but the world through Him might be saved."
Romans 10:9-10 That if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus Christ and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made to salvation.
Individually, we will mature in our personal relationship with Christ and display godly character, integrity and responsibility in our homes and communities.
Romans 12:2 And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.
1 Timothy 4:12 Let no one despise your youth, but be an example to the believers in word, in conduct, in love, in spirit, in faith, in purity.
Through the love and grace of God and our willingness to change, we must grow up from our childish self-centeredness into mature adults.
1 Corinthians 13:11 When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man (an adult), I put away childish things.
Revelations 19:7-8 "Let us be glad and rejoice and give Him glory, for the marriage of the Lamb has come, and his wife has made herself ready." And to her it was granted to be arrayed in fine linen, clean and bright, for the fine linen is the righteous acts of the saints.
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