Pastor David Stiles: Where are you going?
By Pastor David Stiles
Baldwin Baptist Church
We need God's guidance in these days more than ever.
Guidance for daily decisions is a real need. There is the confusion about eternal issues. Everyone seems to have an opinion. The question is, will you listen to Him? Your only hope is in almighty God. Shouldn't we go God's way?
Jesus said, "I am the way, the truth, and the life, no man cometh to the Father but by me."(Jn 14:6)
Are you willing to face that truth?
The Bible says, "And thine ears shall hear a word behind thee, saying, This is the way, walk ye in it, when ye turn to the right hand, and when ye turn to the left."(Isa.30:21)
God is willing to guide us. He is, "Not willing that any should perish."(2 Pet 3:9) We must follow the Lord Jesus Christ for success. Will you follow Him?
Jesus said, "My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me."(John 10:27)
Will you trust in Christ? Or is the Devil your father? Jesus confronted religious people in his day with that truth.
Jesus said, "Ye must be born again."(Jn 3:3)
The Bible says, "As many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name."(Jn 1:12)
Christ came from eternity past to take on himself flesh to be our sacrifice on the cross. Sin is the problem. He shed his precious blood on the cross to pay our sin debt. He died there. Thank God on the third day Jesus rose from the grave.
He came,"To seek and to save that which was lost."(Luke 19:10)
Where will you spend eternity when you die?
The Bible says, "For this God is our God for ever and ever: he will be our guide even unto death."(Psa.48:14)
We need his guidance today. Don't leave God out of your life choices.
In the book of wisdom it says, "A man's heart deviseth his way: but the Lord directeth his steps."(Prov. 16:9)
Wake up America! You may have a plan, but what is God's plan? Where are you going? You have a choice to make today. Will you go with God or not? Choose Christ.
"The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord: and he delighteth in his way."(Psa.37:23)
We need his help in the here and now. We can settle our eternity by faith in Christ. Don't ignore this issue. Don't put off the truth. God loves you. God wants you in his family.
"For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son that whosoever believeth on him should not perish but to have everlasting life."(Jn 3:16)
God gave his Son for our eternal life. The gift of eternal life has been purchased. He offers the gift to any who will take it. There is an urgent need to respond.
"The wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord." (Rom.6:23)
Our hope lies in Christ. Are you following Christ?
"For his God doth instruct him to discretion, and doth teach him."(Isa. 28:26)
Are you teachable? What guides your choices? Are they wise choices? Which way are you going?
"In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths."(Prov.3:6)
Shouldn't you put Christ first? Where will you spend eternity? You choose.
The Psalmist says, "Nevertheless I am continually with thee: thou hast holden me by my right hand. Thou shalt guide me with thy counsel, and afterward receive me to glory."(Psa 73:23,24)
The present may be confusing, but he gives his counsel.
Paul said, "Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shalt be saved."(Acts 16:31)
The answer is in Christ. I put my faith in Christ to save my soul for eternity. That starts today. Until the day of his return, I am following His leading. So can you. Trust him today.