Walking the tightrope


But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it. -Matthew 7:14

Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, “This is the way; walk in it.” -Isaiah 30:28

The revelations in my life continue, and I hope, fellow true believer, that they may help you or someone you know.

So, God’s searing light of truth continues to expose everything in the landscape of my life. The light is so intense and pervasive that there is no room for shadow! Everything is exposed.

And when this light is on, no matter where you look, you are faced with the truth. You have to face it, because you’re in it. You have nowhere to hide when surrounded by the truth. Confrontation is the only choice.

The longer you deny this truth, the more conviction weighs on you, because denial is the opposite of how to walk with God.

I was convicted the other morning like a ton of bricks hitting me. God’s morning sun burned beautifully through the morning mist right into my heart, and He said to me: You know how you thank me in believing prayer for making a way when you see no way? And how you ask me to show you the way? Here it is.

The way He made was a razor-thin tightrope, stretching from my feet on the ground all the way to my answered prayers, which glowed brilliantly in the distance.

The thing about tightropes is, you can’t kinda walk on them. You have to be committed. You have to walk with both feet, one in front of the other. And guess what? You’ll never make it to the other side if you don’t walk it properly.

That tightrope walk is one of no compromises. No compromises in any part of your life…especially ones involving any of His children. To compromise is to choose not to honor Him. This means hard truths must be spoken and faced. To continue in denial is to continue stumbling; to not love others enough to help them yourself as His hands and feet; and to deny your and others’ spiritual growth, but stunting them instead.

Our lives are to be a sweet-smelling sacrifice to God, a song of praise over the span of a life lived to His glory and credit. I choose to walk that thin beam of light through the darkness, eyes straight ahead on Him and His promises.

In the very first post in this blog, I quoted Oswald Chambers, who said “When God gives you a vision and darkness follows, wait. God will bring the vision He has given you to reality in your life if you will wait on His timing.” Follow that sliver of light through the darkness.

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  1. BeeJay

    Yes, amen! Being born again and following Jesus is a win win situation.

    • Catalyzing Agent

      Thank you for your comment! Yes, it is a narrow path, but with the best rewards along the way and on the other end!

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