August 12, 2018: SOAP #3174    Jeremiah 10-12; John 14 Scripture:  John (NIV) 14:4 You know the way to the place where I am going.” 5 Thomas said to him, “Lord, we don't know where you are going, so how can we know the way?” 6 Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and […]

August 12, 2018: SOAP #3174    Jeremiah 10-12; John 14

Scripture:  John (NIV) 14:4 You know the way to the place where I am going.” 5 Thomas said to him, “Lord, we don't know where you are going, so how can we know the way?” 6 Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No-one comes to the Father except through me.

Observation:    Leota Morar was our good friend.   She lived in Springfield, Missouri and was known, like Dorcas in Acts 9, for her many good deeds.   Although she was elderly, she knew her way around that city!   Several times when visiting her, I asked her for directions to a specific place.   She did not like to tell me the directions; she would rather get in her car and have me follow her.   In that way, she would take me to the desired location.

Leota did not tell me the way to go, she was the way!   I only had to trust and follow her!    Her knowledge was available to me because of our relationship.   Her knowledge of the city was available to be because I kept our relationship close as I followed her through the city.   I did not let her get too far ahead of me; I never let her out of my sight.   I followed close.

Application:   I remember an old song:   Jesus is the way maker.   But He is more; HE IS THE WAY!     I must follow Him closely!   I must hear His voice.   I must recognize His voice.   I must never let Him out of my sight!

Prayer:      Jesus, you are The Way Maker.   You can make a way where there is no way.   You can do it because You are THE WAY!   You do not make a way then send me through it by myself.   You make the way, then go with me through it!   You lead me all the way!   You are the way!   Holy Spirit, remind me and help me to keep my eyes on Jesus!   Whatever the problem, He is going through; and I am going through with Him!   Amen

Pastor Leon
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