Hitching A Ride
Hitching A Ride
Have you ever hitchhiked? I know I certainly did back in my youth. If my mother knew she would be extremely disappointed in me, yet grateful that nothing happened the couple of times that I chose to hitchhike. Getting into the car did make me very nervous. But I decided to do it anyway with a friend, and I was never alone. We were not guaranteed if we were going to be taken to the place we wanted to get to.
I also remember 'freaking out' when the man made a right turn to a place that we weren't going to. I quickly yelled out, "Where are you taking us?" He was simply just stopping at a store before getting us to our final destination. But that is exactly why taking the risk of getting into a car with a total stranger is just stupid to say the least. But we can make silly choices in life, in our youth we tend to go with what everyone else is doing, even if it means taking a risk that can ultimately harm us. Why do we tend to just to go along with the crowd?
Awesome backpacks for that hike or long walk. You decide
Life Is Full - Of choices
Hitchhiking (also known as thumbing, tramping, hitching, or autostop) is a means of transportation. It is gained by asking people, usually strangers, for a ride in their automobile or other road vehicle. We want to either travel a distance that may be short or long. For me personally I had other means but I suppose I wanted to go with the crowd for the excitement of it all.
Life is full of choices; kind of like hitching a ride with a total stranger, just to get to a place that we really didn't have to go to. At least for me it wasn't necessary.
To travel a distance that may be short or long is like taking two ways, the short way or the long way. The short way is simply holding out your thumb while waiting for a car to pull up to get you where you want to go, sometimes even with all your baggage. The long way is getting permission from your parents and expecting no as an answer, and it being momentarily too difficult to accept this answer, so we decide to take that chance of hitchhiking vs. not being able to go.
The Bible tells us that there are two ways to choose from; the narrow path or the wide path.
"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." Matthew 7:13-14.
Which Road - am I on
Which Road Will We Choose?
Are you hitching a ride of transportation to choose the narrow path or the wide path? The short way or the long way? One must choose to follow the commandments of God vs. the commandments of men. One way is easy, the other way is hard. One gate leads to destruction, the other gate leads to eternal life. When we hitch a ride it can either lead us to destruction or to the place we want to go.
John 14:6) I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in me will never die".
So, you would do well to ask yourself: "Which road am I now on?", for you must be on one road or the other. If you are not on the "narrow" road, then you are on the "broad" road.
If it be the right road, you will find the entrance somewhat difficult, and exceedingly narrow; you must seek to do the will of God; you must seek to follow your Lord Jesus Christ. It is His guidance that will help us find our way on the narrow road. And the road is narrow, so you must travel lightly.
You can't make any progress on the narrow road while carrying a lot of the baggage of this world. Though the broad road is very spacious, and it easily accommodates you and all your baggage. Bring anything and everything with you, in other words anything goes.
And though the way may be more difficult on the narrow road, and though you won't have as much company on the narrow road--all your friends may choose the broad road--, the narrow road has a great advantage over the broad road; after all it "leads to life", whereas the broad road leads to "destruction"
We cannot live our lives for ourselves and still enter the narrow gate. If we live life to please our sinful nature (flesh) we will not enter that narrow gate, but if we live our lives to please the 'Spirit' we will then receive eternal life.
Which road are you on?
Salvation - In Jesus Christ
Salvation is a simple matter. When we are drawn by the Holy Spirit we need to come to faith in Jesus Christ, and part of that faith is that we understand that we must follow Him and turn away from our sins. Those who continue in the light as He is in the light will enter the narrow gate which leads to eternal life, but those who decide to follow the world and satisfy their sinful nature will be cast out into the darkness, away from God's presence.
John 14:6) I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in me will never die.
As far a hitching a ride - I don't know about everyone else but today I have decided that I am hitching a ride with Jesus; the resurrection and the life. I am taking the narrow road and traveling within this light, being free from my old self which is my sinful nature and free from worldly baggage, as difficult as it may be sometimes. The advantage is that I am choosing life over self destruction.
Father I pray in your Son's Jesus name; the resurrection and the life that you will help us to stay on that narrow path. So many choose the short way or the easy way, please give us the Holy Spirit to lead and guide us and draw us to that narrow road, where we can all be your legendary children. In Jesus mighty name. Amen!
"Jesus Is Lord"
The end times is one of the hardest books in the Bible to understand. It helps sometimes to get insight into someone else's study. We can take out of it what we want. The best thing is to see if it does confirm according to God's Word, if it helps that is wonderful.