Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life:
no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
John chapter 14:6
                                           
                                                                          

Over the years I have talked to many people who have asked me how to find their way to God.  Some have been church goers for all of their lives but never come to know God personally. Others have sought for ultimate meaning in all sorts of ways but never found the peace of mind for which they are searching.  Some simply realize that there is something  missing in their lives but do not know what it is.  Some seek for a way out by getting involved in drugs, religion, spiritualism, and many such form in order to find full and complete happiness to their lives.  But friends, no matter how much you search you can never find the way by seeking a path to walk in.

 No matter how much a man searches, he could never find the way to eternal peace on his own.  However, John chapter 14:6 tells that Jesus Christ is the way, the truth and the life; and that no man comes to the heavenly Father through no other means but by Him and Him alone.

Man in their search for completeness find themselves on the path that lead to utter destruction without any hope.  I must confess, I to believe there was a path leading to God; but friends there is no path to God.  A path is a route or course along which a man travels for a specific purpose.  A path has an end to it; but the Way (noun) is a course of action or method followed in order to attain something.  Jesus declares that He is the only Way to eternal life; He is the only way to God the Eternal Father of creation.  Man in his own strength looks for a way but in looking within his own strength and means find themselves on the path to eternal loss.
             
The Bible teaches that this sense of lostness is rooted in the fact that we live in a fallen world in which we are all handicapped and disabled by a sinful nature: we "all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God" (Romans 3:23).  And despite our best efforts we are unable to remove the haunting weight of guilt that separates us from our Creator.  God sent Jesus Christ to solve our problem.  "God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life" (John 3:16).

Jesus Christ made the way to God for us by his death on the Cross.  He purchased our salvation by the shedding of his blood. His death and resurrection made a new and everlasting covenant between God and humanity.

In John chapter 14:1-5, Jesus spoke to His disciples "Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.  In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you.  I go to prepare a place for you.  And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.  And whither I go ye know, and the way ye know. Thomas saith unto him, Lord, we know not whither thou goest; and how can we know the way?

You see, Thomas being doubtful, did not put his faith to work.  In verse 6 Jesus had to remind His disciples, "I am the way and the truth and the life.  No one comes to the Father except through me" (John 14:6).  He did not merely point the way to God. He himself claimed to be the only Way to the Father and the source of eternal truth and life.  Friends, the way to God is through a personal faith in Jesus Christ. Intellectual acceptance of Christ is not enough; saying you know about Him makes no difference either.  You must come to him; repent of your sins; determined to turn from what displeases him; and with a total trust in Christ's saving power desire to serve and trust Him for the rest of your life.
                                       
Christ promises those who turn to him: "Whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and will not be condemned; he has crossed from death to life" (John 5:24).

Today you can come to him by accepting that you have broken His laws; that you have committed sin against and in full surrender, turn your life and heart over to Christ.  The Bible says: "To all who received him (Jesus Christ), to those who believed in his name he gave the right to become children of God"  (John 1:12).

Right where you are you can pray something like this:  "Lord, I know that I am a sinner and need your forgiveness.  I believe that Jesus Christ died and rose from the dead for me.  I accept You as Lord and Savior over my life this day and forever. Amen."

If you have sincerely place your faith in Jesus Christ, and determine to turn from your evil ways, then God promises not only to forgive you, but also to receive you into His family as a joint heir with Jesus Christ.

 

Alexis
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