Thank you Reader’s Magnet for giving me this opportunity to do this blog. I just hope that there is someone out there who can benefit from my experiences. My book My Spiritual Journey, is the spiritual path I have traveled and have learned so much, more especially just how strong my devotion is to our Savior. I cannot deny him.
The past few blogs I’ve written was to hopefully lay a foundation to build on regarding what is true and what isn’t. When you really think about it, everything good comes from God and all else comes from the dark side; you’re for God, or against Him. It’s just that simple. Those that are for Him are aware of what’s good. Every person born into this world is born with the light of Christ….our conscience. It’s a free gift from our Father in Heaven if we’ll just accept it.
I would like to leave the dark side and focus from now on, on is what good and the true. In other words, what it means to strive to be like our Savior Jesus Christ. More than ever before in the history of this world, we need all the help we can get if we’re to survive the corruption going on at this time in the wicked society we live in. He tells us that his sheep hear his voice and will follow him. John 10: 27
More than ever before we need love, joy, peace, long suffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. (Gal 5:22-23) These are the fruits of the spirit. When we walk in the path he showed us, these will be our gifts.
From the time of Adam, God has been trying to teach us THE WAY. He has sent Prophets to earth all through the ages to try to help bring His children back to Him, more especially the children of Israel. He loves us so much that even sent His Only Begotten Son, Jesus Christ, to offer himself up as a sacrifice that we might be saved from the fall of Adam by following his teachings. That’s a pretty tall order in the world we’re living in isn’t it? That’s exactly why He sent Christ to show us the way, so that we could come back into His presence. The ways of God are perfect, and He understands why we’re so far from perfect. He says, “My thoughts are not your thoughts and my ways are not your ways.” He knows how hard it is for us to buck this materialistic world because we have not yet found the way. He says that few there be that find it. Hopefully, there are enough of you out there that actually do want to enter back into the presence of Father to take Him seriously.
When Jesus was trying to prepare his disciples for his death, that he was going to leave them, it was almost impossible for them to even fathom what he was telling them. He told them that he was going to prepare a place for them, that where he was going, they could also come. He told them that “In my Father’s house are many mansions, if I were not so, I would have told you.” Thomas ask him how they could know the way. Jesus answered him and said, “I am the way, the truth and the life – no man cometh unto me but by the Father.” He set the example.
So just what is THE WAY? Jesus kept talking about THE WAY. Let’s look at the life of Jesus. He was simple, down to earth, kind, helpful, full of wisdom, taught the truth, and above all was full of Love for everyone. He recognized that each and every person on this earth is one of God’s spirit children, that we were made in His image, and He loves us unconditionally. He suffered for us like none other. The suffering he went through in the Garden of Gethsemane, taking upon him the sins of this wicked world that we might be redeemed from the fall and be resurrected, was so severe that he sweat blood from every pore. He suffered floggings, humiliation, and finally the cross. He came to fulfill the law of Moses, which was an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth, and bring a new law, the law of LOVE. He didn’t go to the Pharisees and Sadducees to teach! No, he went to the everyday, working men, women and children. He told the poor in spirit and told them that theirs would be the Kingdom of Heaven. He told those that were in mourning that they would be comforted. He told the meek of the earth, the humble and teachable, that they would inherit the earth. He told those that were hungering after righteousness that they would be filled. The told those that were merciful, that truly cared about others, would obtain the same. He told the pure in heart that they would see God. He told the peacemakers that they would be called the children of God. He told those that were persecuted, reviled and was spoken evil of for righteousness sake that theirs would be the kingdom of Heaven. He told them to rejoice and be exceedingly glad for they would be greatly rewarded in heaven; even as the prophets that had gone before. He didn’t go to the rich and powerful did he? He was never arrogant, or put himself above anyone, but he did say that his Kingdom was not of this world.
What Jesus brought to us is way beyond any earthly wealth we could possibly acquire. What he brought is eternal life with God if we will but follow him in THE WAY.