Before we become overwhelmed by the challenging and sometimes difficult demands of leading a Christian life, let us not forget this important truth: God’s road “leadeth unto life.” Our Lord is not a hard Master; He is a loving shepherd. His nature is not to drive us or force us to do anything. Christ always lead us gently. David said, in Psalm 18:35b,”Thy gentleness hath made me great.” God never forced anything on David, He led him gently. God will never legislate to us, but He will teach us lovingly. He will never force us to make a decision, but His Spirit will guide us (2).
As He leads us on in our Christian walk, we discover the most satisfying exchange available to mankind: fellowship with our Creator. Then, we come to know God as our Father and friend. We experience a precious mixture of sharing in the power of Christ’s resurrection and in the fellowship of His sufferings. We come to know Him with a burning intensity. We think with Him, we move with Him and He becomes an inexhaustible source of joy and peace. David said in Psalm 16:11, “You have made known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand” (NIV).