Jesus said, "I am the Way."
“Jesus said to Thomas, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.” John 14:6
Jesus is the way and the truth. He is the way to everything we need to live a victorious life. No matter what we are going through, no matter what negative situation, challenge, obstacle or temptation we are facing, there is a means of escape (I Corinthians 10:13). Jesus provides when we put our faith and trust in Him and His Word. God loves us so much that He sent His Son, Jesus, to show us the way to live an abundant life (John 10:10). When we follow Him in ‘the way’, we can be assured to live in victory in every area of our lives.
God requires us to walk in faith and calls us to completely trust in Him (Galatians 3:8, Proverbs 3:5). He is dedicated to meeting our needs and fulfilling our desires. Faith is a living, creative, active and powerful force. It is a conscious, deliberate choice to put our trust in the power of God. Faith is the ability to call things that are not as if they already are, the ability to speak opposite of the circumstance and the ability to predict our future according to God’s Word. We have faith God exists, He is who the Bible says He is, He is all powerful and we are saved under the shed blood of His Son, Jesus Christ. God given faith is the connection with the invisible for our total provision and continuous supply.
We are to trust and rejoice in Christ above all things. Trusting God is to believe in His unconditional love, mercy and wisdom. We are warned against trusting in princes, riches or ourselves, for such trust is vain (Psalm 146:3). Trust is reaching out and anchoring ourselves in God. It represents safety, blessings, strength, hope and desirable results. When we place our trust in the Lord, we are victorious over the enemy. As we build our trust in the Lord, we develop an attitude of thanksgiving enabling us to how to live and walk in the Spirit.
Walking with the Lord is not trying (self-effort) to fix wrong behavior. It is releasing the Holy Spirit to be what we cannot be and do what we cannot do. Walking in the Spirit is obedience, action, pressing on and the willingness to allow change. The Holy Spirit is our guiding force for walking in the Spirit. It is a life-style. When we live and walk in the Spirit, we learn to speak God’s Word giving us power to live life more abundantly, to create and to become the complete expression of Jesus Christ.
Our relationship to God depends on Him living in us, not based on our behavior nor is it something we deserve. There is a difference between self-effort and walking in the Spirit. It takes time to meditate on this fact so it shifts from a once in a while experience over to a life-style of knowing our life is in Him. It transforms our attitude into a power of confidence.
Faith and trust go hand in hand. Combining faith and trust embraces the idea that all things are possible and all things work for good (Mark 9:23, Romans 8:28). Practicing faith and trust is putting our focus and thoughts on God’s Word, speaking His Word in a personal, present-tense way; it’s developed over time. Faith allows transformation into a higher level of trusting the Lord. It becomes an inner knowing. When we place faith and trust in God, He directs our paths and He delights in our ways (Proverbs 3:6, Psalm 37:23).
An attitude of trusting and rejoicing in the Lord will enlarge our possibilities. God has a plan for each of us. He has ordered our steps. We do not have to ask Him to put a new plan in effect for our lives, we are to fit into His plan. The key to unlocking God’s direction is to trust Him, lean not to our own understanding and acknowledge Him in all our ways (Proverbs 3:5, Matthew 6:33). When we are in God’s direction, we are heading toward abundance and victory.
Because Jesus is the way, we practice delighting ourselves in the Lord, committing our ways to the Lord, trusting Him and He shall bring to pass the desires of our hearts (Psalm 37: 4-5). Each hope, dream or desire has been designed with impossibilities. Turn them over to the Holy Spirit and experience His resources in His way. Just remember you live because of Jesus, not for Him. God is committed to us! Avoid cutting down your dreams into manageable ideas so you can plan and predict the outcome. There is a deep human call to live in comfort and without risk. As we trust the Lord, living in and on His way, we learn life is our teacher, not our defeater, There is no failure unless you call it failure (Romans 14:14). What you call it, it will be.