No Parking on the Narrow Road
But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.Matthew 7:14
The Narrow Road leads to life, and since it is a road that leads to life, we must travel down the road to get to our destination. The destination for this Narrow Road is eternal life, and if we park on this road how can we travel onward toward eternal life?
Travelling down the narrow road is the process of continually storing up our treasures in Heaven. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also (Matthew 6:20-21). We are to store up treasures in Heaven, and we attain these treasures when the Spirit guides us to be Light in this world, pointing and helping souls into the Kingdom.
As we continue serving the Lord by bringing people to Christ, we travel down the Narrow Road toward our eternal home. But what happens if we park on the road? Are we storing up our treasures in Heaven? God said this about David: I have found David son of Jesse, a man after my own heart; he will do everything I want him to do (Acts 13:22). We are saved by faith, and David revealed his faith by obeying God’s commands. Are we obeying God’s commands if we are parked on the narrow road? Can we walk in obedience to the Spirit, seeking to point people to Christ every day, if we are parked on the Narrow Road?
We need to keep the fire burning in our spirits because Satan is always trying to destroy our souls. To keep a wood fire going in a fireplace, we need to continually feed it with wood. To keep the fire going in our spirits, we need to continually feed our souls with the Word, prayer, fellowship, and obedience to Lord. We become people after God’s own heart; the fire He puts in our spirits moves us down the Narrow Road, and the headlights are the Light of Christ that we shine.
If you find yourself parked or slowing down on your journey along the Narrow Road, pray, meditate on the Word, seek support from a Christian brother or sister, and continue to minister to lost souls. As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another (Proverbs 27:17). Ministering with a close Christian friend is a good way to keep the fire burning in your spirit. Life is fulfilling when there is a fire in our spirits, and this fire is the gas that enables us to travel the Narrow Road.
The speed limit on the Narrow Road is controlled by the driver, the Holy Spirit. God is our judge and monitors our speed and he knows who’s driving, the Holy Spirit or us. If we let the Holy Spirit drive we will complete the journey down the Narrow Road and reach our destination, Heaven. How fast you travel down the Narrow Road is governed by the Holy Spirit who is driving at a speed that is based on your motivation.
Today make sure there is fire in your spirit, giving you a powerful motivation to point people to Christ. The stronger the fire, the brighter your Light is to the world, and the more treasures you are storing up in Heaven.
Let’s Pray: Lord keep me continually travelling down the Narrow Road, and prevent me from slowing down. Guide me to travel at the speed directed by the Holy Spirit so my travel will be pleasing to you. In Jesus’ name, Amen.