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Route 66 Week Two
Welcome back to Route 66 Bible Study. I am thankful that you are here. We started this study last week and the if you remember our first point was to be aware of the road signs and how they tell you which way to go. At the end of the class, I asked everyone to think on a few questions during this week.
Can you think of a time in your life where you came to a crossroads and you felt the leading of the Holy Ghost in your life helping you make the right decision? ________________ How did you handle that situation?
When faced with difficult situations in the future, what are some things you think would help you in making your life choices?
Now, this week we will cover point number 2 in the Don’t get lost on Route 66 series.
Stay on the Road until you reach your destination. As we travel on our journey at times things become hard and we have to really press in and stay focused on Jesus and His word so we can stay on route. We can’t get off track and not reach our destination. How many of us have ever taken a long trip? I know for me when I begin to plan for a trip I either look on the map to trace it out or go on MapQuest or google to see how long it will take to get there, the milage and how much gas it will take to get there and back, as well as the places to visit once I reach my destination. I complete a budget and set a plan for the trip, so I stay on my budget. The Bible talks about this in Luke 14:28 where it says, For which of you, intending to build a tower, sitteth not down first, and counteth the cost, whether he have sufficient to finish it? This is talking about when planning to start a project, but I apply the same concept to traveling or any activity in my life. I always try to Count the cost and sometimes the cost is not always monetary. Our actions in life sometimes will cost us things in other areas and sometimes even cost us relationships. It takes God to help us to stay on track and sometimes get back on track when we get distracted on our journey. As we go through life, we are going to face situations and choices that shape the road we end up on. Sometimes these situations and choices are good ones and make our journey a happy one and an easy one. But at times they make our trip harder but one thing we must remember no matter what, we must press forward and reach our destination with Jesus which is heaven. No matter what comes our way we must stay focused on Jesus and know that He is working all things together for our good. He is with us and will never leave us even when at times we wish we could leave ourselves. Our main focus should be Jesus and our walk with Him. When we have that relationship in order all the other areas of our lives will fall into place. When every situation in our lives is filtered through the statement How would Jesus want me to handle this situation or deal with this person and we learn to yield to that leading of the Holy Ghost then our lives become easier. We must learn to walk by faith not by sight. Sometimes in life our situation may not look the way we want it to, but we must learn to walk and trust God, not for what we see but for His will and what He is working together for our good in our lives. We must also learn not to lean on our own understanding but unto every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God. We must learn to acknowledge Him in all our ways and allow Him to guide us. We must learn to walk fully in the knowledge that Jesus said He would never leave us nor forsake us. We may feel at times that He is not there because we can’t sense Him or track him in our situation, but He is there. There is nothing that we can do that will make him leave us nor stop loving us.
The Bible says in Romans 8:35-39 For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. This tells me that even when we fail and falter in our walk with God, He still loves us, and He will never give up on us. Now I must be honest about my own life. There have been times when I got distracted and the Lord had to gently guide me back on track .. As a matter of fact, it says in Matthew 24:13 But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved. It also says in Philippians 3:14 I press toward the mark of the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. We must press forward toward the mark and reach our final destination.
1. What are some distractions in your life that get you off track? ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
2. What are some things I can do to help me stay focused and stay on track with my walk with God? ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
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