“I am the way, the truth, and the life! Without me, no one can go to the Father. If you had known me, you would have known the Father. But from now on, you do know him, and you have seen him.” John 14:6-7
As we stumble through life attempting to make decisions that are acceptable in the eyes of God, we often turn a deaf ear to what God is telling us; we make excuses, look to cultural expectations, politically correct rhetoric, or we fail to follow his guidance due to our own fear of failure. Discernment becomes an invaluable asset in that—simply put—any concept that we entertain during the process of decision making that is not compatible with the word of God or a concept that is not in keeping with building his Kingdom on Earth; is a concept not of God.
Today many people claim to be a follower of Jesus, they focus on only the good things, the easy things that Christ said; attempting to oblivious to the rest of God’s Word.
Jesus said: “I am the way, the truth, and the life!” “If you had known me, you would have known the Father.”
We can’t separate the easy things that Christ said from the more difficult words of God; to do so is to ignore the fact that Jesus said the he and the Father were as one. He said: “If you had known me, you would have known the Father.”
Do you profess only to be a good time Christian, following the easy words, or are you a whole follower of Christ, one who hears his words as well as those of the Father; and make your decisions in life accordingly? Please take time to contemplate on these thoughts as you say the following prayer.
Our Father, which art in heaven,
Hallowed be thy Name.
Thy Kingdom come.
Thy will be done in earth,
As it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
As we forgive them that trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation,
But deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom,
The power, and the glory,
For ever and ever.
*Via, Veritas, Vita is a Latin phrase meaning “The Way, The Truth, The Life” in English.