In Matthew 7:14, Jesus proclaims that the gate leading to heaven is really small. And the road leading to that small gate is extremely narrow.
He goes on to say that few even find it!
How can that be?
We have millions in churches around the world every Sunday!
Could it be that most people who claim to be Christians
really aren’t even on the narrow road?
It’s not easy to be a Christian.
It’s not simply a matter of signing on the dotted line
and reciting words on a screen.
Redemption for sinners cost God His only Son.
It cost Christ His very life.
It will cost us no less.
Real Christianity—genuine faith—transforms the heart.
And when our hearts are changed, our behavior also changes.
Our desires change.
We no longer want the things the world has to offer.
Sin loses its appeal . . .
we hunger for holiness.
We yearn for more of Jesus.
Our hearts cry for intimacy with Him.
It’s no longer about us.
It becomes all about Him.
EVERYTHING becomes about Him.
The way we relax.
How we dress.
How we spend our money.
The way we respond to injustice.
The narrow road isn’t announced
by a large exit sign on the interstate.
It’s found where we least expect it.
Sometimes thorns are seen growing next to it.
Sometimes we hug smelly people,
hold dirty hands
love those who are mean
in order to walk on the narrow road.
But that’s where Jesus walked.
and I want to be inside His footsteps.
I’m speaking at the East Ohio District Ladies retreat this weekend.
Please pray for us.
If you’re still on the fence: grab your favorite earphones, head down to a Best Buy and ask to plug them into a Zune then an iPod and see which one sounds better to you, and which interface makes you smile more. Then you’ll know which is right for you.
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It seems this is aimed at domestic propaganda in Israel. A textbook attempt at discrediting the forces behind BDS as mere anarchists so that the average Israeli will continue to swallow the government propaganda and hate mongering whole without ever questioning the murderous actions of a rouge state. So on the one hand Israel pumps out nonsense like that while on the other hand it turns around and tells the public that once they step out of Israel’s borders and venture into the outside world anti-Semites will eat them alive. So which is it, Israel? Care to make up your mind?
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This was our message in Stow Ohio at our ladies retreat! what a wonderful message! I don’t even want to delete this! I saw what I was doing wrong in my Christian walk and renewed to always follow Jesus no matter what my friends are doing.
Susie, May Lord Jesus’ anointing flood your soul, and spill over to all the ladies at the retreat.
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