Monday, October 5, 2009

Life's Journey...

Hi ...
Our life on earth is a journey and there are just 2 roads, a broad road that has a broad gate and and the other a narrow road and narrow gate and  just 2 destinations, Heaven or Hell.
Matthew 7: 13 "Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. 14 But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.
As we know the wide road leads to hell and destruction and we all as pilgrims have walked this path knowingly or unknowingly before we met our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
Romans 3:23 For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,
But at some point in our life's journey the Holy Spirit does encounter us and we realize that the path we walk on leads to Hell and eternal destruction and we are given a choice to switch roads.
Jesus Christ is the one who is our turning point and when we choose Him we are on the narrow road that leads to life.
JOHN 14:6, "Jesus answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me."
After we start our walk on this narrow path, we will struggle, slip, falter, fall but our Lord who called us is faithful and will pick us up if we fall when we call out to Him, steady our faltering steps.
MATTHEW 13:5, "... because God has said, "Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you."
The enemy is always prowling around us to lure us back to the path that leads to destruction. That's why the Bible says in..
1 Peter 5:8 "Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour."
And sometimes we may stray away back to our old neighborhood  We need to get back on course if we have knowingly or unknowingly strayed into the enemy's camp.
Let's beware of deliberate sinning.
Hebrew 10:26  If we deliberately keep on sinning after we have received the knowledge of the truth, no sacrifice for sins is left, 27 but only a fearful expectation of judgment and of raging fire that will consume the enemies of God. 28 Anyone who rejected the law of Moses died without mercy on the testimony of two or three witnesses.
29 How much more severely do you think a man deserves to be punished who has trampled the Son of God under foot, who has treated as an unholy thing the blood of the covenant that sanctified him, and who has insulted the Spirit of grace? 30For we know him who said, "It is mine to avenge; I will repay," and again, "The Lord will judge his people." 3 1It is a dreadful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.
In this journey God gives also gives us Relationships and Responsibilities and expects us to be faithful in all. But I found that all the relationships we are involved in are not picture perfect.
Be it child-parent, sisters-brothers, wife-husband, parents-kids or be it with relationship with in-laws, friends, co-workers, neighbors and fellow brothers 
and sisters in Christ.
Some of these relationships are beautiful, some difficult, some hard and some easy.
But if God connects us to people in this life's journey I believe He has a plan and purpose behind it.Some may love us and some may drive us to the edge and some may hate us too but Jesus gives us strength to carry on. So even when sometimes these relationships and responsibilities are hard, we need to just hold on, for if God brings us to it, He'll see us through it.
2 Thessalonians 3:3 But the Lord is faithful, and he will strengthen and protect you from the evil one.
Revelation 3:11 I am coming soon. Hold on to what you have, so that no one will take your crown.
There will come times in this life's journey we'll feel like it's too difficult to carry on with a responsibility or will face times when we find it hard relating to some people we meet or will want to quit praying for situations we've prayed for long and don't see a change.
But instead of calling it quits we can cry out in desperation to our Lord Jesus and He sure will steps in.
When we are in the midst of the storm He will remind us to hold on for the storm will pass.
When people forsake us He will remind us of His love that never fails or changes.
He reminds us of all that has to be done in the Kingdom.
He reminds us of the visions, dreams and promises we received from His Word.
He will always give us hope, assurance of restoration and healing.
He'll make a way where there seems to be no way.
But sometimes it will not be the way we expect or want but still have to trust Him because His ways are always better.
Isaiah 55:  8 "For my thoughts are not your thoughts,
       neither are your ways my ways," declares the LORD. 9 "As the heavens are higher than the earth,
       so are my ways higher than your ways
       and my thoughts than your thoughts.

And above all He gives strength to carry on. 
Pray the LORD will help us be 'more than conquerors'.
Let's give our best to our Lord who loved us with an everlasting love and do all we are called to do in the Kingdom faithfully.
Let's give our best to our families, spouse, kids,friends, loved ones, brothers and sisters in Christ. Let's not grow weary in doing good.