Today’s message from God Calling – A.J. Russell, bids us, as Jesus did, to enter by the narrow gate. Actually, the message speaks of walking a narrow way, or path.
When you put this together with the rest of the message, which is about physical weariness, frustration, and mind and soul weariness, the narrow gate and path make sense. The narrow gate is one that only opens wide enough for one to pass through. That one is you. The narrow path is also only wide enough for you to walk down. But, in terms of your spiritual well-being, and the growth of your faith, you need to seek the Lord alone. That’s true especially when one’s soul is troubled. Jesus deals with everyone, one on one. You need to leave the crowd on the boulevard, and travel that narrow path to the narrow gate alone. It’s there that you’ll find the Lord waiting. It’s there that you can enter in to the healing presence.
Even in the midst of the largest congregations and meetings, you must enter in to the presence of the Holy Spirit alone. God want those who worship Him to worship in spirit and in truth. So, while the entire congregation is there in the meeting, each one must seek Him and enter in, alone. Finally, the path to healing, for anyone, must be walked alone-with the Lord. Even the path the leads to the narrow gate is not too narrow that He won’t walk it with you. He’s the one who will give you the courage and determination to walk it. He’s also the one who will give you the courage and determination to walk the path to victory. You are the one who needs to walk it out, so naturally, it’s only wide enough for you and Jesus.
All those well-meaning family members and friends can be a hindrance on that path to healing. They can trip you up because they don’t want to hurt you; or, sometimes because they do. They’re famous for allowing you to keep those rose colored glasses on-when you really should take them off. Sometimes, that’s because they’ve got their own pair of rose colored glasses on. That’s why you need to walk it yourself. When you get honest with yourself, that wide way you’ve been going and living, begins to narrow down pretty quickly. Sometimes it’s painful, but Jesus is right there with you. And, as your healing progresses, you’ll find the new path ahead of you will widen as you’re ready to handle it.
Love you from Cafe du Mondieu
Copyright by Marina Morrison (aka) Eden Stillwater, August 24, 2019, 11:32 a.m.