One. It is a powerful word. One choice. One way. One person.
One fights their way through an exhausting journey of life, while the other surrenders their life to Christ.
One perceives that nothing is working.
One believes that with God nothing is impossible.
One is focused on problems.
One is focused on God-solutions.
One forgives through the power of Christ.
One will experience pressure in difficulties.
One will experience peace in Christ.
One will say, "Nothing is good."
One will say, "All is well."
The thing is . . . God has made a way . . . for each one of us to take this journey called life. The contrast of whether or not we choose to go God's way is written in the book of Exodus:
For the horses of Pharaoh went with his chariots and horsemen into the sea, and the Lord brought back the waters of the sea upon them, but the Israelites walked on dry ground in the midst of the sea (Exodus 15: 19)The Israelites chose to go God's way and lived. Pharaoh and his men refused to go God's way; it was their choice that led to their death. Going God's way is not just a one-time decision but a daily choice that leads to a life well-lived:
Christ is the One who is theWay to living a God-directed daily life:
"I am the way, and the truth, and the life. The only way to the Father is through me. (John 14:6, NCV)Christ is the One that changes the way we live:
It's in Christ that we find out who we are and what we are living for. Long before we first heard of Christ and got our hopes up, he had his eye on us, had designs on us for glorious living, part of the overall purpose he is working out in everything and everyone.It's in Christ that you, once you heard the truth and believed it (this Message of your salvation), found yourselves home free—signed, sealed, and delivered by the Holy Spirit. This signet from God is the first installment on what's coming, a reminder that we'll get everything God has planned for us, a praising and glorious life. (Ephesians 1:1-14, The Message)
Christ is the One who goes before you and I to make a way:
I will go before you
And make the crooked places straight . . . (Isaiah 45:2, NKJV)
Learning to KickStart the day with the One who is the Way,
(written by Kerrie L. Palmer © 2010 All Rights Reserved)