Thursday, December 30, 2021

December 30

Last evening we decided to go to the lovely little town of Dunedin for dinner. The route guidance took us through the tourist section of Clearwater Beach; we knew better than to go that way because of the overpopulation of that area. It was a nightmare! We got stuck in traffic for over an hour! With all the beautiful beaches in Florida, it seems that the only beach people from out of state hear about is Clearwater. My advice, don’t go there, it’s not worth the hassle. After agonizing in stop-and-go traffic, our nerves were shot, and our anxiety was off the charts; plus, we were hungry! We should have taken the road less traveled, but no, we had to subject ourselves to chaos. 

This scenario is the perfect example of our life in Christ. When you are the elect of Jesus, and you follow him closely, you are on the road less traveled. Most people choose the chaotic route where worldly living keeps them enticed by the draw of sinful desires. We have chosen a more leisurely lifestyle where peacefulness and tranquility draw us closer to Jesus. Christian living is far from boring, but in the end, we will be home with Jesus rather than cast into hell where chaos lives eternally.

“Enter by the narrow gate. For the gate is wide and the way is easy that leads to destruction, and those who enter by it are many. For the gate is narrow and the way is hard that leads to life, and those who find it are few. Matthew 7:13-14

And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you. 1 Peter 5:10

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