Tuesday, October 1, 2013
Off the beaten track into the wilderness
If you follow Jesus Christ then He will take you off the beaten track. He will take you on the straight and narrow road where it is HIM and YOU alone, where your dependence is on HIM and without Him you won't make it. He will take you on the road of RIGHTEOUSNESS, HOLINESS, OBEDIENCE, PURIFICATION and He will teach you His ways.
If you TRUST Him and keep following Him, He will take you deeper and deeper into that wilderness where nobody can survive without Him. You will not be part of this world or of it's systems. Your dependence will be on Jesus alone because without Jesus Christ you cannot walk that road. You WILL NOT walk that road if you do not fully TRUST and OBEY Him, and IF you withdraw then His soul will have no pleasure in you. That journey in the wilderness, off the beaten track will never end until the very last day of your life because the road through the wilderness is the road to eternal life.
Jesus Christ ALONE is the WAY the TRUTH and the LIFE. If we want eternal life we have to follow Him and Him ALONE. You will not find many fellow pilgrims on that road. There are many who claim to be Christians but there are very few who follow Jesus Christ and who will endure until the very end. Only those who endure until the end and STAY with Jesus, only they will have the PRIZE of eternal life. Only they will inherit the kingdom of heaven.
Are you following Jesus Christ OFF THE BEATEN TRACK? Are you following Him into uncertainty, into impossibility? Are you staying WITH Him, LISTENING, OBEYING or do you follow your own mind, lean on your own understanding, listen to other people? Jesus Christ is the ONLY way to LIFE. If you want eternal life you have to deny yourself and deny everything else, even your common sense, put your trust in HIM, listen, obey and follow Him EVERY DAY and He will lead you and guide you into His kingdom.
May Jesus bless you.