First Steps to Following THE Son
Any trip you go on, any path you hike, any project you take on, as well as all of life has a beginning and an end. Following the Son is no different. Many times in life we wonder how we got where we are, maybe we are disgusted with our weight, or our job or marriage or kids. We sit and wonder “how did it get here?” Wherever you are today, you are there because of choices. I am not talking about things life brings, like death, sickness, loss of job etc, although many times these are brought on by our choices too, what I speak of is where we are inside. In our inner being. We chose our direction and what path we will follow.
Some chose to follow self, do what they think. God says “There is a way that seems right to a man, but the end is the way of death”.
God has a plan for us, the path all lit for us to follow. His Son lit that path for us many years ago when He died for us and our sins.
Do you know God wants YOU? Yes, YOU! No matter who you are, what good or bad choices you have made or where you are right now. He loves you John 3:16 says “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth on him should not perish, but have eternal life.” THE WORLD! That is you and me!! He loves US! We do not need to fear death, hell or any other peril, we CAN have eternal life from this moment on!
We have sinned and sin cannot enter into heaven! Romans 3:23 says “for all have sinned, and fall short of the glory of God; ” ALL! You and ME!! We can’t follow the Son with sin in the way! Romans 6:23 says “For the wages of sin is death; but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Wages! Just like we get paid for our job, we get paid for our sin. However, did you notice that we can have eternal life anyway? Jesus Paid the Price! He took the wages of our sin on Him! God’s Son died for YOU and me! Romans 5:8 “But God commendeth his own love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” and 1 Corinthians 15:3-6 “Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures;and that he was buried; and that he hath been raised on the third day according to the scriptures;…then he appeared to above five hundred brethren at once”
He not only died.. HE is ALIVE!!! Rose again!!! He lives to give us a path to follow through life!
However, there is something we must do to begin following the path. We must step into it’s Light. That’s the first Step. How do you step into His Light? Romans 10:9 says “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.” and John 1:12 “But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:”
We can’t start the journey without stepping in The Light of the Son. John 14:6 “Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” John 8:12 “Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.”
Have you taken that first step to begin your path of following the Son?