by Tamera Lynn Kraft
Have you ever headed somewhere and realized you were on the wrong road? Maybe you made a wrong turn or maybe you weren’t paying attention while you were driving. Driving on the wrong road can easily be corrected, especially since GPS and cell phones have become a standard.
God has a road He wants us to travel on. It’s called the highway of holiness. Many Christians today aren’t traveling on the right road, but it’s easily corrected.
And a highway will be there; it will be called the Way of Holiness; it will be for those who walk on that Way. The unclean will not journey on it; wicked fools will not go about on it.
No lion will be there, nor any ravenous beast; they will not be found there. But only the redeemed will walk there, and those the Lord has rescued will return. They will enter Zion with singing; everlasting joy will crown their heads. Gladness and joy will overtake them, and sorrow and sighing will flee away.
The Highway of Holiness: According to this Scripture, this way of holiness is for Christians, for those who walk on that way. Only the redeemed walk there. If you are a Christian and are not walking on the Highway of Holiness, you are on the wrong road. You need a course correction.
Protection: No lion or ravenous beast is found there. In other words, God protects us when we walk in holiness. It’s dangerous to stray too far from that highway. When we do, we are wandering away from God’s protection.
Joy: In this society where everyone is urged to find happiness by doing whatever they want, this is something that isn’t taught any more. Even in churches, Christians worry about becoming legalistic when they walk in holiness. The truth is when you are walking in holiness, joy overtakes you and sorrow flees.
How to Make a Course Correction: If you are straying from God’s Word and the way of holiness, you can easily make a course correction.
Repent: Tell God you’ve strayed, ask Him to help you get back to where you need to be, and make the changes necessary to get there. Don’t justify what you’re doing. Confess it, and allow God to remove it from your life.
Yield: The more you yield to God and let Him direct your path, the closer you’ll be to the Highway of Holiness. When He tells you where to go, through His Word or in another way, obey Him without delay. Yield to what He is doing in your life. Remember He protects those who yield to His way.
Throw Away Your Checklist: This isn’t about a list of dos and don’ts. Too many Christians in the past have equated holiness to how long your hair is or how you dress. Your checklist doesn’t work because this is a heart issue, not a behavior. Yielding to God’s way and making baby steps toward Him does.