The Small GateDaily Thoughts
Matthew 7:13-14 “Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.
So many people that I meet struggle with the concept of God, even amidst the lives of other believers around them where God is evidently at work. We have this thought that the believers life should be filled with evangelism, that people should be coming to faith left right and center however I believe this is not the case. I find the majority of people are more occupied with maintaining and pursuing their own faith, rather than the faith of others, perhaps myself included.
We seem to paint this picture that faith in God is a very attractive and easy thing, however not even scripture paints this picture. Small is the gate and narrow is the road that leads to life, only a few find it. Doesn‘t sound like a very easy and attractive faith to me. But that‘s just how it works, through perseverence, dedication and obedience we find the life giving goodness of God. Through the humility of opening our hearts and repenting of our sins we discover the outrageous grace of God.
The thing is, this is a daily effort. Everyday we must sacrifice our desires for God‘s and live according to his will. What is enough is that we are saved and living in communion with God. The result and fruit of that is the Christian life that we preach about.