Friday, January 27, 2017
When i woke up this morning, I remember having a short, mini dream. In the dream I was looking at the skin on my hips. I had a really bad bruise on the left hip, and another bruise on my right hip, but it was not as big and black as the bruise on the left.
As i was thinking of this strange dream a thought occurred to me. ''Narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it.'' At that point, i realized God was speaking words of encouragement to me. I encounter many bumps in my life on a daily basis. At times life gets so hard i want to give up and allow the pressures of this world to bring me back to my former sinful way of life. The bruises i had on my hips in the dream dipict how narrow the way is on the path of righteousness. Its like walking through a tight space where i hit my hips on a sharp corner of a piece of furniture. Yes, it might hurt, but i will continue to follow Gods will for my life despite the hazards, roadblocks, or crashes. I think the bruise on the left was worse because the left direction represents the wrong way. I need to listen carefully to the Holy Spirits leadings to avoid being hurt. I need to keep going the right way.
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 by it. Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way that leads to life, and there are few who find it.