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!






24 responses to “The Narrow Path”

  1. Florentino Toomer Avatar

    Hi there! This post could not be written much better! Looking through this post reminds me of my previous roommate! He constantly kept preaching about this. I’ll forward this article to him. Pretty sure he’ll have a good read. Thank you for sharing!

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  2. Island Traveler Avatar

    It’s the Narrow path that leads to heavens door and to the heart of our Father. Had to remind myself of that everyday. It’s easy to choose easy but it’s with pain and hardship do we realize we need God and we live for God , not the world. Thanks my friend for sharing Faith and inspiration. 🙏


  3. Vivian Avatar

    Sounds good! Thanks for sharing David!

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  4. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Thank you for reading and commenting, Marie! God Bless you too.


  5. Marie Avatar

    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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  6. Pure Glory Avatar

    You are welcome, David. There are many wonderful Word Press friends. Thank you.

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  7. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Thank you. I’ve met so many wonderful fellow believers and writers on Word Press. Iron truly does sharpen iron! I enjoy reading your blog.

    God’s best to you.

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  8. Pure Glory Avatar

    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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  9. Lydia Potter Avatar

    I can echo that. It is truly a blessing.
    Aw thank you.

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  10. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Thank you, Lydia. One of my favorite parts about writing on Word Press is the community of other believers I’ve met. I appreciate you reading and commenting. I enjoy reading your blog as well. Blessings!

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  11. Lydia Potter Avatar

    I love his blog!

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  12. Betty Avatar

    You’re welcome. I will keep that in mind. Perhaps I will be inspired. Also, the picture of the path was very pretty.


  13. davidsdailydose Avatar

    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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  14. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Thank you, Alan. Keep jotting. You’re blog is worth reading.
    God Bless you too, brother.

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  15. davidsdailydose Avatar

    You’re welcome. I’m glad you liked it. It was my brother Alan who inspired me to dig deeper into this subject. Iron truly does sharpen iron. Blessings.

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  16. Chris Hendrix Avatar

    Love it! Great observations. I used to read “Our Daily Bread” growing up. They handed them out at church back then.

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  17. davidsdailydose Avatar

    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. 😀


  18. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Amen. God speed!


  19. holytreasurehunter Avatar

    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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  20. Carey Cambron Avatar
    Carey Cambron

    Very nice.

    Sent from my iPhone


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  21. Perth Girl Avatar

    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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  22. Betty Avatar

    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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  23. Lilolemey Avatar

    Filled thrilled and staying on the path!

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