Do you have questions
about life, about its purpose, and what, if anything, comes afterwards?
Is there something missing from your life? Are you unfulfilled
or unsatisfied? Are you hurting?
So often as we make our journey through life we make choices
that seem right to us, but find out later that the consequences
are not what we intended. As the Bible says in Proverbs 16:25,
"There is a way that seems right
death." By contrast, in John 6:35, Jesus declares "I am the bread
of life. He who comes to Me shall never hunger, and he who believes
in Me shall never thirst."
Even when difficulties come through
no fault of your own, you can find help and comfort in Christ,
as He said in Matthew 11:28-30, "Come to Me, all you who labor
and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke
upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart,
and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy
and My burden is light."
But how do you get to enjoy that rest? How can your hunger and
thirst be satisfied? I believe that The Way to fulfillment starts
with three vital steps:
Step one - believe in the one God, the Creator, and Father of
the universe. Many non-Christians already accept this truth,
but if you are struggling with it, I hope this will help.
Step two - believe in Jesus, the Son of God, who was a Teacher,
a Healer, and the Saviour of the World. You might already believe
that He lived, but maybe you are not convinced when it comes
to miracles and the truth of Him being God rather than just a
man. If so, please read this.
Step three - allow the Holy Spirit to fill you, by accepting
Jesus as your Lord and your personal Saviour. Acknowledge that
in your life, and that He rose on the third day, conquering death,
so that He can promise you eternal life. Here is more information
about that wonderful truth.
Taking those steps, you start an amazing journey, a Christian
journey that means that your life will never be the same again.
It won't always be an easy journey, in fact sometimes it will
be very difficult. That's something Jesus knew and warned us
about more than once. For example, in Matthew 7:14 He says "narrow
is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and
there are few who find it." But the rewards are immeasurable
- "Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, Nor have entered into the
heart of man The things which God has prepared for those who
love Him." (1 Corinthians 2:9, Isaiah 64:4)
As you embark on this journey, or even as you contemplate it,
read the Story of Jesus, where you will
find so much wisdom, inspiration and comfort. And then as you
continue travelling, read more about the life God wants you to
live, learning practical ways to apply the Word of God to the
highs and lows you experience on your journey.