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Mike Henry Sr.



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854 Take the Difficult Path - Matthew 7:13-14

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Do you get in a hurry?   “Enter by the narrow gate. For the gate is wide and the way is easy that leads to destruction, and those who enter by it are many. For the gate is narrow and the way is hard that leads to life, and those who find it are few. Matthew 7:13-14 ESV   I'm often in a hurry. It's silly. God's in charge and I know it. But if I can get there a little quicker, I can do something else. Often, the something else isn't any better, it's just "next." You can tell God is working on me a bit here.   Today on the Marketplace Mission Trip, we talk about making time for others. This verse is about doing things Jesus wants us to do, rather than what's easy. I thought they went together.   Fast, selfish, without caring for anyone else - that's the easy, or wide way for me. I can attack the world the way everyone else does. Or I can go through the world slowly, carefully, intentionally. I believe Jesus calls us to the latter. He wants us to pay attention to our brothers and sisters. (Remember, we all have the same Father.)   One idea for taking the narrow gate and the hard way is to trust God and do things his way. It was his idea to have us slow down and pay attention to others. Therefore it must be that the life he mentions in this verse is worth it.   Today, make time for others. Let God set your pace and give you direction. It will feel like the slow, hard, narrow way. But the end if life.   Thanks for being a marketplace minister. Thanks for making a difference. What we do because we follow Jesus matters. Why not join a community of believers who are actively working to follow Jesus? Head over to and join us?  

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