“I do confess to you, however, that I worship the God of our fathers according to the Way, which they call a sect. I believe everything that is laid down by the Law and written in the Prophets, and I have the same hope in God that they themselves cherish, that there will be a resurrection of both the righteous and the wicked. In this hope, I strive always to maintain a clear conscience before God and man.” (Acts 24:14-16)
The First Century Christians were known as “followers of the Way.” Believers identified themselves as Christ-followers using that expression because Jesus said, ”I Am the Way, the Truth, and the Life…” (John 14:6)
When I was a kid, I wanted to help – help mom cook, help dad milk the cows, help big brother put brakes on the bus, help big sister roller skate; I just wanted to be near anyone who was actively doing anything. There were times they didn’t want me there, and I was told, “You’re in the way.”
That was not the way I wanted, but, at least now I know how to milk a cow, cook, and replace the brakes on a school bus. Being in the way turned out in my favor.
Watchmen can be in the way. We are servants, so we are busy in our local church. We are diligent to bless our family, so we are always pouring into our children and doing things for our spouse. We are compelled to reach the lost, so we are actively looking for opportunities to talk about Jesus. We are, in the very best sense, in the Way.
This week, be in the Word. Be in the church. Be involved with the lost and with your family, and with the community. Be in the Way.
Father, lead me in Your Way. I will follow Your Way and live Your Way.