I am in one of my favorite places in the world.....the BEACH... :) :) :) :) :) :)
I am here with some of the best company in the world as well....sisters in Christ....children of MY FATHER.....listening to the waves as I type......it is very refreshing, to get away, to get-together, just to be...
I took a walk in the sand today..in my bare feet..(it was wonderful)....and 82 degrees as well.. (YIPPEE!!!)
...and as I walked I began to look at all the "paths" in the sand... some were feet, some were made from debris, washing up on the sand, some were from the "dune dragger", but I found the foot paths most interesting....Who had made them, Where had they come from, Where were they going?????
How many of those feet had walked that same sand today and not even given thought to the One who created such a beautiful and peaceful, place......????
It made me think of the passage of scripture that we studied the other night at the ladies study at church, and oddly enough..(not really, God knew of course.. ) brought up again tonight...it is Luke 7:13-14..
" You can enter God's Kingdom only through the narrow gate. the highway to hell is broad, and its gate is wide for the many who choose the easy way. But the gateway to life is small, and the road is narrow, and only a few ever find it..."
How many of these "paths" that I crossed today..had found that gate..?????
How many even knew there was one to find..???
Then I had to ask my self the hard question....although I know that I have found the gate... am I walking on the narrow path..the one that leads to precious life... or veering closer and closer to the path of destruction....??? And harder still...do I know the difference..???
The gates may be far between...but the paths all too often "look" very similar.....the end of those paths however is the goal.....and I definitely WANT life.....and the only way to get there is to follow in the footsteps of my heavenly Father...he knows the way...no wrong turns, no asking for directions...and if I am in His word.. I will have the directions...because it is the map.....and like our speaker said tonight...He IS the GPS......