Joyce Meyer Daily Devotional 25 January 2018
Topic: Narrow Is the Road
Key Verse: But God has selected [for His purpose] the foolish things of the world to shame the wise [revealing their ignorance], and God has selected [for His purpose] the weak things of the world to shame the things which are strong [revealing their frailty]. God has selected [for His purpose] the insignificant (base) things of the world, and the things that are despised and treated with contempt, [even] the things that are nothing, so that He might reduce to nothing the things that are, – 1 Corinthians 1:27-28
Message: Following God means walking the “narrow road.” It means facing adversity. Here are several things I’ve learned that help me to keep going:
God’s Word is a border for my life. As long as I stay within the guidelines laid out in Scripture, I’ll have wisdom and understanding to know what I need to do and have what I need, in Christ, to do it. God is faithful and true to His Word.
I have to be willing to finish what I start. God uses committed people who aren’t led by emotion. It’s easy to be excited in the beginning when something is new, but the ones who cross the finish line are the ones who hang in there when no one else is excited anymore. (Joyce Meyer 25 January 2018 Daily Devotional – Narrow Is the Road)
When no one is there to help me, I get to know Jesus really well. The narrow road of living for God and not conforming to the ways of the world is often lonely. But the trade-off of gaining real intimacy with Christ is worth more than anything you could ever get from the world.
I believe these truths can help you like they’ve helped me. Always remember that even though there will be opposition, the rewards of walking the narrow path are absolutely worth it.
Prayer: Holy Spirit, I desire to walk the narrow path – the way of life in Christ. Keep me within Your boundaries and show me how to live so that I can persevere to the end.