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The Narrow Path

One of my favorite blogs is Devotional Treasures. Alan, who goes by the moniker holytreasurehunter, is a brother in Christ from the Kingdom of Fife.

Yes, I had to look it up. Fife is in Scotland, and it’s home to over 40 golf courses–including the world famous seaside links at St. Andrews.

On Devotional Treasures you’ll find simple stories about prayer, revival and walking with God. There are also amazing pictures of the Scottish countryside, along with wonderful scriptural applications to life.

What impresses me most about Alan’s blog, however, is how he comes across: he is simply a guy who takes walks with God and then writes about it.

Please check out Devotional Treasures; you’ll be glad you did!


Actually, it was a post Alan wrote on July 9th, entitled The Way of the Lord, that inspired this one.

As I mentioned earlier, the holytreasurehunter likes to take walks through the Scottish countryside near his home. One of his favorite journeys reaches its highest point at a place he calls the narrow path.

Photo by Alan from Devotional Treasures. Used by permission.

As you can see, this is most certainly a single person one-way walking situation! In fact, Alan says he often “steps up on the stone dyke to let folk pass.”

Anyway, the post refers to Matthew 7:12-14, about the narrow gate that leads to heaven. I kept staring and staring at that slim path in the picture until it dawned on me: there’s only room for one person at a time–with Christ in front leading the way!

Two days later, I opened a compilation of classic Our Daily Bread devotional readings. The entry for July 11 was entitled, No Place For The Devil.

The key verse was Ephesians 4:27, where Paul exhorts his readers to, “Neither give place to the devil.” According to the author, the word ‘place’ is important. The devil can’t fill the same ‘place’ as the Holy Spirit.

“It’s the narrow path!” I blurted out loud. If I’m filled to the brim with the Holy Spirit, there’s no room for the devil!

It’s just Jesus and me.

There’s one caveat, however: being filled with the Spirit means handing over the reins of life to the will of God (Romans 12:2). And the best way to know the will of God is to know the Word of God.

Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path.

Psalm 119:105

Isn’t it amazing how a brother blogger and a devotional writer from 50 years ago worked together–within 48 hours of each other–to impress the same truth into another believer’s heart?

God is good!

By davidsdailydose

I'm just a regular guy who was
tempted to lose all hope but did not. It was God who made the difference.

22 replies on “The Narrow Path”

Great message. I can imagine walking on that narrow path and having some really amazing conversations with God. I liked what you said about being filled to the brim with the Holy Spirit and having no room for the devil. God bless!

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David, thank you for sharing your fellow blogger’s post, I will check it out. That photo of the narrow way is amazing. Our eye is a lamp for our body and helps us walk on the narrow way. Abundant blessings shower you as you go today!

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Thanks, brother. I like ODB because the articles are short and usually make one good scriptural point. This works for my squirrel 🐿 attention span!
Yes, I remember the print versions too. Now they have an app.
God Bless. Thanks for reading and commenting.

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Thanks, Betty! I like your idea about stepping up to let others on the path. You should write that post!
Thanks fir checking out Alan’s blog. I believe you will enjoy the reading. 😀

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Very good aplication here David, with the Holy Spirit there is no room for Satan. This is probably why he tries to tempt us away from the narrow path: “enter my parlour said the spider to the fly.” Thankyou for reading my jottings and responding so generously. May God bless your faithfulness to Him and His word my brother.

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Yes! The devil cannot fill the same space as the spirit. I love what you said about the narrow path and it being filled to the brim with the spirit leaving no room for the devil.
We have to remember to consistently keep ourselves filled so that the devil cannot get a foothold.
Thanks for sharing this David.

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Beautiful and beautifully written. I wonder if there is an analogy, perhaps biblical, when Alan steps up on the stone dyke to let others pass – so that they may walk the narrow path as well. I will check out his blog. Have a good day.

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