Everyday choices lead us from one crossroads to another.
We can choose to walk with God or with the world.
A big problem we face is that the aggressive demands of work, family, and schooling have a way of drowning out His still, quiet voice. We demand quick answers and become automatic in our reliance upon the world's experts. God, then, is reserved only for spiritual matters, our most momentous decisions, and Sundays. Unfortunately, when God is a last resort, a genuine relationship with Him is difficult to cultivate.
This is a pattern of living we’ve learned from previous generations and the one we are handing off to our own children now.
Biblical times are so far removed from the present that it's hard for us to imagine how ancient teachings fit into the modern day. But, no matter how much lifestyles may change, the dynamics of relationships do not. We still must interact with family, friends, employers, government leaders, teachers, strangers, and adversaries in ways that are constructive rather than destructive. Besides, God is fully aware of all that’s transpired over time, and yet He has not chosen to alter His word.
The fact is, living by God’s will and Christ’s example is quite doable today—it’s a way of life that begins with the 'Greatest Commandment':
And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ The second is this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.” (Mark 12:30-31)
A life focused on loving the Lord with all our heart, soul, mind, body, and service to others is the gateway to an extraordinary journey. It’s the difference between a taxing uphill climb under our own power and a fruitful adventure fueled by God. When we enter through the narrow door that is Jesus Christ, then we are free to explore abundant lands under the guidance of the Great Shepherd! Learning how to do that is exactly what this website is all about.
I am the door. If anyone enters by me, he will be saved and will go in and out and find pasture. (John 10:9)