Decisions 

WORTHY THOUGHT: If you are at the fork in the road of life, do you know which decision you are going to make? 

King David opens up the beginning of Psalms with a mental image of two roadways, one leads to eternal life and the other one leads to eternal destruction. 

Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers, but whose delight is in the law of the Lord, and who meditates on his law day and night. That person is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither— whatever they do prospers. That person is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither— whatever they do prospers. Not so the wicked! They are like chaff that the wind blows away. Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the assembly of the righteous. For the Lord watches over the way of the righteous, but the way of the wicked leads to destruction. ~ Psalm 1:1-6

Jesus used a similar metaphor: 

“Enter through the narrow gate. For each gate is wide and the road is broad that leads to destruction, and there are many who go through it. How narrow is the gate and difficult the road that leads to life, and few find it.” -Matthew 7:13-14

How tragic that anyone should perish when Jesus left no question regarding how to inherit eternal life. 

To inherit the gift of eternal life we must decide to receive the Lord Jesus Christ as our personal Savior from sin.  

Jesus said: 

” I am the way, the truth, and no one comes to the Father except through me.”-John 14:6

~ Angela Lipe-Pattengill 

Which Way Do I Go ?

  
I don’t know

Which way to go.

Right? Left?

Near? Far?

Familiar? Not?

I don’t know

Which way to go.
I ask for

Clarity.

I ask for

Discernment.

I ask for

Wisdom.
If I go

Right,

Am I

Wrong?

If I go

Left,

Is it what’s

Right?
Is it

Near

That takes me

Far?

Or is it

Far

That brings me

Near…

You?
If I stay with the

Familiar,

Will I miss what’s

New

From You?

Or will I find the

Familiar

Hidden within

The new?
I don’t know

Which way to go.

The battle is

Real

And wages a

War

That brings

Emotions

Not to be

Trusted.
With my eyes

On You,

I move.

Right, left,

Near, far,

Familiar, or not,

You are there.
I don’t know

Which way to go.

But with You

There,

How can I

Go wrong?

-S . Gable

Open Doors

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Lately, I’ve been reminded of a question I asked my Catechism teacher when I was VERY young. She was telling us to listen for God’s voice and to follow it only and not to listen to the voice of the enemy. I asked how we would know the difference, and she said that we would just know. I left feeling scared, confused, and dissatisfied, for in my small mind I was thinking of the simple task of whether or not to open a door!
Her answer did not help me…at the time.

Now, at the age of 43, I realize the importance of that question…and the answer. How will we know the difference?
I’ve found that the only way to have the answer in truth is to STAY IN THE WORD.

The truth is that the only door we even have the opportunity to open is the door to our very own heart, allowing The Lord to come in.
Once that’s done, there are no more doors left for US to open…No…From that point on, He is the Door Opener…if you ask Him to be.

Allowing His Living Word to resonate within you truly gives you the ears to hear Him…drowning out the distracting voice of the enemy.

Doors are opening. Are you ready to listen only to Him? Are you ready for His Holy Spirit to lead you through each door and beyond?

There’s no need to grab for the handle. Jesus already did that.
I hear you, Father, and I thank You for Your beckoning call.

~S. Gable