the Right Path
follower of Jesus is a conscious choice. We respond to the Good News of
Godís love in Christ and we decide to walk in his footsteps. Needless to
say, itís a choice we have to keep on making every day as we face many
distractions and tempting alternative pathways.
way of Jesus also marks us out from the world around us. People donít
always get it. They may see the good in what we choose to do (and not to
do), but they may not grasp whatís really behind it - that this flows
not from religious duty but from a dynamic relationship with the living
God through his Son and through the gift of his indwelling Spirit. Paul
explains that ďChristís love compels usĒ (2 Cor 5:14); his ministry is
driven by what he has so graciously received. So he and his friends pour
out their lives sacrificially for the sake of others who are lost in
As we enter
into a new term and the autumn season of activities I would encourage
you to get focussed on your walk with Jesus. It is so easy to just amble
along through life driven by the factors and pressures that the world so
naturally creates around us. We can be oblivious to the fact that we are
not living an authentic Christian life as children of light but blending
in with our surroundings. We should be lights to the world but often we
unconsciously drift into the shadows.
life of Jesus today as one of his disciples or apprentices is a
commitment that needs renewing each day as we rise from our slumbers.
Letís go for it....together!!