290. Narrow Winding Roads

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Episode 290


13 “Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate, and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. 14 But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.

Matthew 7:13-14


Are you one that always looks at the past or always looks at the road ahead? I have to admit I am one that tends to be driving full speed ahead, but I am constantly checking my rearview mirror.


Always recalling my past. Sometimes they are beautiful memories other times; they are painful. Sometimes I remember different destructive paths I’ve taken, and sometimes, I dwell in the narrow road I found.


Life has its way of twisting and winding on us. Things happen that change the course for many years.


This verse reminds me that life isn’t always easy. There are moments when we could make a turn, and the road begins to open up. That is when things become dangerous because we can start driving on our terms. We can go faster than the speed limit. We can do donuts at the intersection. Truthfully things can get out of hand. But if we chose to go off the main road that everyone is on, we will find a narrow and winding road. This is a picture of God’s way. The road may be bumpy. It might not have roads; it could just be dirt. You may not trust it at times, but He is asking us to do so. Trust that although you may feel restricted on his path, you are safe, you are headed to your destination, and you are in the right hands.


God is good. His path is food. We must be the few that find it and keep it. We must try our hardest not to try looking for the main road. Society is overrated anyway.


Father God, thank you for the path you have laid out in front of us. We ask that we have the willpower to stay on this winding narrow road. We ask that you help us in staying true to your word, to your ways. May we stay pure and kind. May we extend love and light. May you continue to guide us, and may we listen. It is with everything in us that we pray, AMEN!


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Hi, I'm Ali.
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I'm the coffee obsessed baker from Miami, FL who got too busy to find time to read scripture everyday. I knew my life was better with Jesus and I knew I wasn't the only one struggling with finding alone time with God every morning, so I put my dreams of opening a bakery aside and set out to produce a five minute daily devotional. What first started as an email chain, has now flourished into a beautiful community and I am so happy you are here!


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