“Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate, and broad is the way that leads to destruction and there are many who go in by it. Because narrow is the gate, and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it.” - Matthew 7:13-14
The easy road is not always the best road. There is a broad way and a narrow way, a wide gate and a narrow gate. So often people express the desire to serve God, but want to do it their way. The way of least resistance or compromise, or just being religious.
To have a vital relationship with God and really get to know Him takes a full surrender and commitment to His Lordship over your life. It is so easy to merely make a profession to serve God and then drift along in complacency.
It is not hard to be a fully committed child of God. It just takes the courage to say “no” to the road of compromise and complacency.
It is the way of a transgressor that is hard. Resolve today to press through the narrow gate and walk the narrow road with the Lord Jesus Christ. Get involved in your church and you will not stray.
Dear Father, thank You for another day which I have been given to do Your will. Help me today as I determine to press through the narrow gate and live a life of obedience and total commitment to You, in Jesus name.