Food for ThoughtMatthew 3:3 Prepare the Way
Food for Thought
An Guide to Kingdom Living

Matthew 3:3 New King James Version

For this is he who was spoken of by the prophet Isaiah, saying:
“The voice of one crying in the wilderness:
‘Prepare the way of the Lord; Make His paths straight

The bible confirms itself with scripture in scripture itself.  The New Testament verifies the Old Testament and the prophecies given by Old Testament prophets shine light on the events of the New Testament.

The “he” referred to in his verse is John the Baptist.  He was the one speaking truth in the wilderness, baptizing and directing people to Jesus.  His role was very clear; to pave the way for the messiah through preaching and confronting with truth; calling people to repentance.

John had spent his adult life declaring the truth and living the life of faithfulness and integrity. People trusted him and were moved to repent, and be baptized.  Some even joined Jesus because John suggested it.  

John knew his calling and fulfilled it to his death.    

Our calling is similar in nature; to prepare the way for the Messiah; we do this by allowing God to work through us and fulfill the plan and purpose we each have.  

We prepare the way when we are obedient to our calling.   God has given each of us a gift, a personality and the tools needed to move forward in our calling.  We are designed for a moment in time, and in that moment the Lord is revealed through us.   Jesus came in the fullness of that plan and of Who God is.  We only bring a fraction of God’s plan to the earth.

We are each given gifts, direction and divine appointments to fulfill our purpose and it is up to us to walk in the direction and manner God is pointing us in so that we bring God into that moment and that place.  

As we walk in power and purpose our paths are made straight for God to manifest as he wills. He then comes through in that place and reaches those around us with salvation, healing and direction.

We are created for such a time as this, and God already planned our future.  All we have to do is walk in the footprints He left when He planned our lives...  

Challenge: Seek your purpose by telling God you are willing and open yourself to what He has planned.

God bless,


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lamb-rightThe purpose of this series is to encourage people to live as loving, compassionate, and peacemaking children of God: Jesus tells us to pray, "Thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven." (Matthew 6:10) God tells us through Micah (6:8), "He has told you, O man, what is good; And what does the Lord require of you But to do justice, to love kindness, And to walk humbly with your God." And we know from Revelation 21:4 that there will be no more mourning, or crying, or pain, or death. Thus, Christian living requires us to set the standards of these conditions here on earth for our fellow human beings, and for the other animals, as a witness to the rest of the world. To do otherwise is not Christian.