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Jesus Is…

Today I read YouVersion‘s Verse of the Day, it is from John 14, “Jesus said, ‘I am the Way, the Truth and the Life.'” I’ve heard and read this verse often over the course of my life.  It has almost, sadly, become one of those verses I hear so often I forget it’s real meaty meaning.

Today I paused to ponder the first four words of Jesus’ statement, “I am the Way.” I know He is the Way to heaven, the ONLY way to heaven.  I know that because He says elsewhere, “no man comes to the Father except through Me”. I can’t get to heaven except through the Way, Jesus. It’s impossible.

I have only ever, at least the best of my recollection, heard this verse used as a salvation verse. We quote John 14:6 as proof to others that the only way to Heaven is through Jesus. And I’m not denying that it’s a good thing to share.

But I think we do a huge disservice when I fail to apply this verse to my life as a believer in Jesus. Yes, He is my way to heaven. But He’s so much more.

Jesus is: (or should be)

  • The Way I think
  • The Way I act
  • The Way I react
  • The Way I behave
  • The Way I live
  • The Way I give
  • The Way I raise my children
  • The Way I am with friends
  • The way I talk
  • The Way I serve
  • The Way I lead
  • The Way I follow
  • The Way I do what I do
  • The Way I die to myself
  • The Way I turn from sinfulness
  • The Way I study His Word

The Way I live, think, act, should all be Jesus. Galatians 2:20 says I have been crucified with Christ“…so why do I think I can live my life in my own way.

Jesus is the Way to life. He promises that He came to give me life and life abundant. I’m tired of mediocrity. I’m tired of living my life myself. I’m tired of settling for a fake sense of real life. I’m sick to death of it.

Why do I think I can really live in any way apart from the very One who died to be my Way to life? I can’t. And I’m done trying.

Jesus, be my Way today.

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Child of the Most High God, Wife, Home-schooling Momma of 2. I love Jesus, people and coffee. I am the somewhat eternal optimist viewing the coffee cup as half nothing, it's full...even when I'm chewing the grounds at the bottom.

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