Journey to the Cross
Monday, February 22
Casey Caylor, member of RPC since 2003
Jesus said to him, "I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me." - John 14:6
I value the way Jesus lived and the sacrifice he made for us. It makes me want to be a better person by helping others whenever I can. The way he lived gives us a road map for our way into heaven. By accepting him as my lord and savior, it holds me to a higher standard.
His sacrifice on the cross and resurrection exemplifies our ability to be saved and reborn. We stumble from time to time, but as long as we find our way back to him, we can be better.
John 14:6 says the only way into heaven is through Jesus. If you didn't accept him into your life, you were not getting into heaven. At first, I thought how could someone say it's me or nothing... but I began to realize, if I didn't follow his way of life, I wasn't going to make it into heaven. I try to live by the golden rule "do unto others as you would have done unto you". Of course there are times I fall short, but I truly do try to live my life as Jesus would. He gave us a better way to live and when we are on the path of righteousness, we feel better.
Lord, give me the strength to stay on the righteous path no matter how powerful life's temptations can be. Amen