Posts Tagged ‘Jesus the Way’

Jesus, The Right Person

August 17th, 2011 1 comment

As we shared in the last blog, if you want the right information, you need to go to the right person with the right question. The same is true with discovering God’s will for our lives. Let’s begin with the right person. To whom do we turn to discover the purpose for our life?

The Bible tells us that the will of God is found in a Person. Jesus made this bold claim: “I am THE WAY…” (John 14:6) To discover our purpose, we need to have a relationship with Jesus. When we come to know Christ, He doesn’t hand us a detailed map. Instead, he invites us to follow Him. He wants our simple, child-like obedience.

Consider the example of Abram:

The LORD had said to Abram, “Leave your native country, your relatives, and your father’s family, and go to the land that I will show you.” (Genesis 12:1,2)

God told Abram to “go.” He had no idea where he was going, but God did. Abraham had to begin by taking the first step in child-like obedience. As he walked with God, he was given more and more detail.

The same is true for us. Jesus is our way. If we are out of touch with Him, we’ll eventually be off track.

Why does God limit the details of His guidance? For one simple reason. He values the relationship more than the destination. He wants us to stay close to Him. Walk with Jesus in simple obedience and faith and He will lead you each step of the way. At the end of your days, you’ll be able to look back and realize you have been in the center of God’s purposes for your life.