John 14:6 Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”
GPS Tracking Disaster
I can hardly live without my GPS. I use the GPS on my iPhone nearly every day. I type in the location I want, and then it gives the directions I need. Most of the time, my GPS is right. Sometimes it’s not very clear in the directions it gives. Though my GPS hasn’t failed me totally, there are those who have been completely led astray. Some have followed the GPS instructions into lakes, the middle of nowhere or even the Pacific ocean.
Looking for clear directions
We don’t like to be lost. We want to know what is the fastest, shortest and safest way to where we’re going. We don’t want to hit construction, traffic or dead ends. It’s the same way in our Spiritual life. There are a lot of “systems” out there that promise to get you where you want to go, but only one can be trusted to get you there.
The directions are clear
In the verse from John above, we see Jesus clearing up the directions to heaven. He doesn’t want to leave any room for confusion. Jesus says, ““I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” So how do you get to Heaven? How do you get where the Father is? Through your faith in Jesus Christ. He is the way. The only way. His way is available to everyone, but sometimes people get set on the wrong path. They get told a different direction is better. Jesus promises He is the Way. Following other directions will likely make you end up in the lake.
GPS – God Positioning System
As we go through life, sometimes we get off path. We get distracted by the things of this world; money, sex, success and selfishness. We don’t keep our eyes on the Way, Jesus Christ. God has given us a GPS (God Positioning System) to help keep us on our path toward Jesus Christ. The Bible is our GPS. It points us always towards Jesus, and through the word and the Holy Spirit, the GPS will lead us to our salvation through the acts of Jesus Christ. He died on the cross so we might spend eternity with Him in heaven.
What is your destination?
Where are you going? Do you know? Do you want to be in heaven after you die? How are you going to get there? Not all paths lead to heaven, but we know of one that does, Jesus Christ. With faith in Christ Jesus, you can be confident of where you’re going. You know the path, and He makes your way straight.
May 15, 2012 at 10:34 am
John 14:6 was one of memory the memory verses for my 5th and 6th graders at River Roads Lutheran this
year. The GPS can take you around “trouble spots.” But you still have to keep your eyes on the road, the Way. Keep your eyes fixed on the cross. As long as you can see the cross, you know that you are on the right path.
Saved to serve,
Jill Richard Internet Marketing
May 15, 2012 at 10:41 am
Cal – that’s exactly right! Keeping our eyes on the one who died for us is the only way! I love how you live up to your name – Versemann! You are the Verse Man!