Which Path Will You Take? Video provided by: Campus for Christ
Being in a place of great beauty can invoke a sense of awe and transcendent wonder in even the most jaded person. It almost doesn’t matter what your story is, or how you got here. The magnificent scene in front of you can take your breath away!
But as we walk along the path of our life, this familiar path that we have walked many times before, we may perceive a longing that cannot be realized by the beautiful yet ultimately unfulfilling things around us.
There are cravings of the soul, perhaps hinted at in the world though never satisfied by it, that are meant to be pointers to something more. What, or who, are these signs pointing to, and how can you know? Have you ever experienced these “soul cravings,” and what have you done to satisfy them? Have these things truly satisfied, or ended up leaving you searching? You could continue along your current familiar path, or you consider a new one, perhaps unexpected, but also one that will lead to unexpected joy: Consider that your search will lead you to Jesus Christ.
After you have watched the video above, consider the following:
Take a look at your life. How would you describe it?
Contented? Rushed? Exciting? Stressful? Moving forward? Holding back? For many of us it’s all of the above at times. There are things we dream of doing one day, and there are things we wish we could forget. In the Bible, it says that Jesus came to make all things new. What would your life look like if you could start over with a clean slate?
Are you ready to choose a different path?
Jesus came, and died, and rose again to wipe the slate clean. He was scourged, tormented, and finally nailed on the cross for humankind’s sins – this was all part of God’s plan to bring you and I back into relationship with him. God wants to be a part of your life … in fact, not just a part of your life, but wants you to live in full fellowship with Him. Is this the life for you?
God loves you and created you to know Him personally. He longs for you to have the kind of full life you were always meant to have. So why do people not experience this kind of life? People are lost and separated from God, so we cannot know Him personally or experience His love. Because of our sins, we justly deserve judgement. But God provided his Son, Jesus Christ, as the only provision for our sin. He died in our place, then he rose from the dead.
We must individually trust Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord; then we can know God personally, receive forgiveness for our sins, and experience His love: “As many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God” (John 1:12)
We trust God through faith. You can trust Christ right now by faith through prayer! (Prayer is just talking with God.) God knows your heart and is not so concerned with your words as He is with the attitude of your heart. The following is a suggested prayer:
Lord Jesus, I need you. Thank You for dying on the cross for my sins. I open the door of my life and receive You as my Savior and Lord. Thank You for forgiving my sins and giving me eternal life. Take control of the throne of my life. Make me the kind of person You want me to be.
Does this prayer express the desire of your heart?
If it does, pray this prayer right now, and Christ will come into your life, just as He promised.
“I’m already a pretty good person”
“I’d like to talk with someone privately about this”