Access Given

Jesus explained, “I am the Way, I am the Truth, and I am the Life. No one comes next to the Father except through union with me. To know me is to know my Father too.  And from now on you will realize that you have seen him and experienced him.” John 14:6-7

I once heard a story of a young man who was arguing that there were many ways to get to God. The pastor listened intently as he built his case, not saying a word. Finally the young man stopped, satisfied that he had given his best defense on the subject.

The pastor asked the young man if he was familiar with a certain address on a remote canyon road. “If you’re coming from the north, how would you access that address?” The young man replied, “That’s easy! It doesn’t matter which direction you come from, there is only one way in and one way out. It’s a dead end with only one access.”

So many people are trying to come to God using whatever way and means they can, but the truth is simple; there is only one way to access God and that is through Jesus. You can’t get there through relationship with me or anyone else. You can’t buy your way in, coerce your way in, beg your way in or steal your way in. There is one way to God and that is through relationship with Jesus.

Here’s what most people get hung-up on, what’s it going to cost me? Well, it’s actually not going to cost you a thing. Jesus paid the price for your access. He gave His life, shed His blood so that you could freely receive this gift and all you have to do is place your hands out and take it. Too simple? Yeah, people get hung up on that all the time. We’ve been taught there is nothing in life that’s truly free, and you’re right, someone always has to pay. In this case, Jesus paid it all!

Once you find the key to open the door to God, it’s always open to you. But just because it’s open, doesn’t mean you don’t have to get up and walk through it. Jesus had given you access to God, but you must make the effort to get to know Him. It’s like a marriage, to enjoy all the benefits, complete surrender is required. In the surrender, you find that you become one in so many ways while maintaining your uniqueness.

Your union with Jesus has benefits you can’t even imagine. It’s not just for you personally, but reproductively. The more He gives, the more you produce. The more you produce, the more you give. There is no end for to be absent from your body is to be present with the Lord.

If you knew you had a trillion dollars in your account, wouldn’t you want access to it? I know I would! But that’s what you have. Everything the Father has is yours now. As it is in Heaven, that’s how it should be on the earth but He gave you all power and authority. Learn to use what you have and more will be given. Use your access for His Kingdom.

So Much More to Learn!

Sandy G

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