Monday, October 22, 2012

Going The Right Way - October 22, 2012

John 14:1-4,6 (New Century Version) 1 Jesus said, "Don't let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God, and trust in me. 2 There are many rooms in my Father's house; I would not tell you this if it were not true. I am going there to prepare a place for you.3 After I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me so that you may be where I am. 4 You know the way to the place where I am going."...6 Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.

I have often wondered what would happen to me when I died. What would become of all that I had done, good and bad? Would my life have had a positive impact on others? Would I have accomplished what God put me here to do? When I made the decision to not go my own way, but to follow God's plan for me, I started to find out the answers to these and many other questions. God revealed to me the wonderful life available in following Jesus.

As Jesus and his disciples were celebrating his final Passover Feast in Jerusalem, just before his crucifixion, he sought to comfort them with the words above. It is here that he gives clear teaching of what followers of Jesus Christ can expect when they die. To me it was encouraging news, that Jesus was going before me getting things ready, and he would come back for me. God had a place for me! He then went on to make a very profound statement; and to me it meant this, that every other religion, philosophy, action, or thing that I might have followed could not offer me the same opportunity. Nothing else or no one else could show me the way to God but Jesus.

Once I had answered the question of what would happen to me, and I knew where I would go when I died, I was free to pursue what God had in mind for me. I realized that I can do nothing without Him, and for me to accomplish a life that serves others and helps to build what God has in store for my eternity, I would have to seek Him each and every day.

Jesus offers all of us the way to follow, and he tells us that there is something that awaits us at the end of the journey. Have you taken the opportunity to trust God and to trust in Jesus?

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