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Topic: Paths (05/17/04)
By carol elliott
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The Enemy wants each of us to follow the wide path, which leads to destruction.
Many of these paths are places that Jesus is not welcome: When I watch certain things on television or listen to certain things on the radio. If I read a magazine that destroys the eyes and up raises the lust of the flesh, when I am a part of unwholesome conversation.
We are all tempted to take the wrong path in life at times; but we can avoid pitfalls, if we ask the Lord daily to guide our footsteps.
How will I know if I am on the right path? Well, these are some of the things that I will need to do to help me to stay on that path: the first thing is to avoid all appearance of evil. I need to spend time with the Lord in prayer daily, as well as reading the Bible. Attending church services regularly, as well as surrounding myself with Godly people. I need daily to purpose in my heart to follow the narrow path.
God has wonderful things in store for us if we follow the path that leads to him. We are all runners in this race, (life) and we all fall down many times. The focus is not on how many times I fall down, but my focus is on, will I make it to the finish?
There will be many distractions while I am running my race, and many times I may want to give up, but the Bible says if I faint not, I will reap a harvest in due season.
We all need to remember to fix our eyes on the prize. What is the prize? It’s Jesus, with his arms opened wide, saying, ‘welcome, Thy good and faithful servant, enter in’