Read: John 14:15-24

In His teaching, Jesus made it clear to His disciples that He is “the way, the truth, and the life” (John 14:6). The Bible clearly says again, “For there is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus” (1 Tim. 2:5). Jesus is the only way to the Father, and our belief and commitment to Him results in love and obedience, and ultimately leads to an eternal home in heaven with Him.

Christina, a Bible college student in Minsk, Belarus, wrote this testimony: “Jesus died for everyone, even the most desperate sinner. The worst criminal who comes to Him in faith, the Lord will accept. For a very long time, Jesus had been knocking at my door. Figuratively speaking, the door to my heart was open. I was a believer. But I kept the safety chain in place. I would not turn my life over to Him.” Christina knew this was not right, and she felt that God was convincing her to make a change. “I knelt before Him and opened the door as wide as I could.” She took off the chain that day.

Sincere and committed followers of Jesus will do what He commands, without safety chains or back doors. There will be no reserving little corners of our lives all for ourselves. And there will be no secret sins. Every area of our lives will be surrendered to Christ and His lordship. Like Christina, if you have been holding back from surrendering to Jesus completely, it is time to unhook that safety chain. Let go of those reservations. Throw open the doors of your life, yield to Jesus’ lordship completely, and experience the joy of obedient discipleship. No life is more secure than a life fully surrendered to God.

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