Imagine that there is a sign in between two paths. It says that if you take the wide, smooth path that it’ll be an easy walk. Nothing in the way to stop you or to restrict you. It says that the narrow, rocky path will be hard. The long walk to the end of the path will be treacherous and the hills will be steep. Most people who see you on that trail will mock you and laugh at you for taking it. But there’s more on the sign… It says that at the end of the narrow path that there is a reward. It’s a place of relaxation, peace, and happiness from your difficult walk. It says that if you take the wide path you will receive nothing at the end.
These verses basically say, “You are NOT missing out! All of those people who are doing wrong and not repenting won’t go to heaven.” Also, this is saying don’t get caught up in the fear of missing out. If you have F.O.M.O. (fear of missing out) then you’ll eventually give into peer-pressure and give into the desires of man. Temptations will come your way. There is absolutely no way of avoiding temptation. Even Jesus was tempted.
No matter how beautiful the promise of the resurrection is for believers, we cannot forget how ugly that cross was. We cannot ignore how gruesome and raw the road to the Calvary was for Jesus. We must not allow the cross to become something so painted up and beautiful that we forget the true meaning of what the cross was and is. That old rugged cross that Jesus was crucified on must not be forgotten and most definitely it must not be beautified.
This anger that I’ve held in my heart has caused a strain on multiple relationships: Lacey and I, Pat and I, my entire family and I… all because of anger that I wasn’t ready to release yet. Anger that was controlling me. This anger quickly put a strain on my relationship with God as well. My life was no longer about serving and following Him; it was about my comfort, my wants, and what I thought I needed.
Have you ever been putting a puzzle together and all the sudden, someone shifts the table and everything scatters across the surface? Or that obnoxious two year old comes along with their sticky fingers and messes it all up? Maybe you’re going through the box that the puzzle came in and you find a puzzle piece that doesn’t even belong there and you can’t even figure out how it ended up in that box? Doesn’t that kind of sound like life? We all have personal puzzles; puzzles called life. Sometimes, you feel like all the pieces of your puzzle called life, suddenly are scattered by something big that happened in your life or within your family.
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God promises us that no matter where we are, what we’ve done, or who we are, we can always come to Him. God doesn’t look at human appearance or the man-made “levels of sin.” God looks at the heart, and that is the most important and amazing part of our God. The “whosoevers” in our life can turn around and accept Christ at anytime in their life just like we did.
When you give your life to God, most likely, your plan for your life will change. Your plan is no longer yours. It’s His. Granted, it’s been His all along, but when you dedicate your life to God, it’s like you’re giving it back. You’re handing over the reins, and saying, “Here I am, God. I am Yours. Send me.”
Shame is one of Satan’s most powerful schemes. It’s the most common way that he sucks the life out of anyone who is already a Christian or are curious about the Christian faith. However, it is possible for us to escape our shame. No matter how far we’ve fallen, or how tight Satan’s grip on us is, God is always ready for us to turn around and run right back into His arms.
This blog post is about a song called “Broken Vessels” by Hillsong. This song is about how God can pick up our crumbled pieces, when we’ve fallen completely apart, and make us new again. These are the lyrics to the first verse: “All these pieces, broken and scattered. In mercy gathered, mended and whole. Empty handed, but not forsaken. I’ve been set free. I’ve been set free.” These first few lyrics of the song show exactly how God picks us up and frees us from all of our sins.