bridge to success

The Bridge to Success

1 February 2018Jay Greiner

I was raised to know God and trust His Word, but that doesn’t mean things have always been easy. Still, I’ve always felt this inside loop with God, this communication with the Holy Spirit, where I know when I’m on the right track– or the wrong one. As a believer, you have it, too. My biggest successes have come when I was on the right track. Here are a few tips to get you living in that state of fulfillment every day, no matter what you’re facing.

This paraphrase of Ephesians 2:10 from the Amplified really hits home: We are God’s handiwork, recreated in Christ Jesus that we may do those good works which God planned beforehand for us, taking paths which He prepared ahead of time, that we should walk in them, living the good life which He made ready for us to live.

So God has prepared the path to the good life, but we have our part:

1. Get on God’s path— and stay on it through each turn. The supply you need will be found along this path. Ephesians 2 goes on to say that you’re built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, along with Jesus himself. They’ve walked God’s path before you, and you can be inspired by them and the modern day believers He has placed around you. All together, we’re literally God’s temple.

2. Draw near to God in prayer. Want to waste time, money and have heartache? Skip your prayer time. But time in prayer can alert you to hills and turns in the road. Through prayer, the blood of Jesus wipes away our mistakes. He strengthens and restores us every day. Nancy Dufresne says it like this: living full of the spirit makes all difficult things easy.

3. Draw near by reading the Word. Jesus tells us in John 15 if we abide in Him and His words abide in us, we’ll bear much fruit, and the Father is honored. This abiding is something we do habitually, like breathing, so that we always have the most current insight into what God is saying to us now.

Serving God is simple, but it’s the most fulfilling goal we can attain. Our hope is to cross that bridge with you into the good life He’s prepared for us all.