“Don’t look for shortcuts to God. The market is flooded with surefire, easygoing formulas for a successful life that can be practiced in your spare time. Don’t fall for that stuff, even though crowds of people do. The way to life—to God!—is vigorous and requires total attention.” Matthew 7:13-14 Message
This is the time resolutions are made to lose weight, eat healthy and live cleaner lives. Everywhere we see the latest diets and plans to lose 20lbs in 20 days, but nothing really works like that, does it? Discipline and small changes is the only thing that works and keeps working. There are no shortcuts.
Neither are there shortcuts to God. Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.” John 14:6
He is the only way to the Father. His way or no way. Seek Him with all our heart and suddenly the things we thought we wanted don’t seem important any longer. It’s in Him we find love, peace and joy. It’s sweet fellowship with Him that fulfills the deep longings of our heart.
The really cool thing is this; He made us and knows the plan that will work the best for our success in everything we try to accomplish. He’s in it for the long haul.