Road Less Traveled… “Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it”. Matthew 7:13-14
You may have been on the road of righteousness with Christ for a long time. But now it seems like your Savior is directing you in a direction that is less familiar. The level of faith required to digest the risk is much higher and daunting. Even within the family of faith there are not that many who have gone where your Heavenly Father is asking you to go. How will you respond? Do not be so cautious that you miss Christ’s new direction.
You first enter into the narrow gate of salvation in Jesus, and then you travel with Him down the fine line of faith and obedience. Those who go through the wide gate of disbelief experience destruction in their life and soul. So make sure you have entered into God’s eternal entrance and then travel with Him deep into absolute abandonment of self.
The gate of grace leads to a road of forgiveness and mercy. You still encounter resistance, and potholes of pride pot up, but you avoid them by slowing down and reacting in humility and grace. People will come and go on your trip of trust, so enjoy them for this part of your journey. Do not remain disappointed when good people move on. The Lord will lead you to new travel companions required for your next assignment.
Above all, stay focused by faith on the Lord’s leadership. Where He leads you follow. Where He leads for the future will require more faith than the past. Sometimes He leads with a cloud of limited perception and other times He gives you a fire for a long-term view. Whichever less traveled road you choose; make sure you journey with Jesus.
“By day the LORD went ahead of them in a pillar of cloud to guide them on their way and by night in a pillar of fire to give them light, so that they could travel by day or night” (Exodus 13:21).
What road am I currently traveling? What road is the Lord leading me to travel?
What did I learn from the Lord in today’s Bible reading? How will I respond?
October 18, 2021
“Unity in Christ is spoken though the language of love and is facilitated by heartfelt prayer.” Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today – October 18, 2021 I [Jesus] am praying not only for these disciples but also for all who will ever believe in me through their message. I pray that they will all [...]
October 17, 2021
“We live the Christian life in the same way we became a Christian, by grace through faith.” Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today – October 17, 2021 Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage; rather, he made himself nothing by taking [...]
October 16, 2021
“If you are always focused on the trail, you will miss the purpose for which you hike.” Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today – October 16, 2021 And he came down with them and stood on a level place, with a great crowd of his disciples and a great multitude of people from all Judea and [...]