We follow Jesus because of His gracious invitation and His worthiness. We follow Jesus because His way is the best way and because we are His disciples. We follow Jesus because there is none other who offers an abundant life on earth and eternal life in heaven. We follow Him because He leads us toward His will. He is worth following because He can be trusted; He will never lead us astray. The Lord’s leadership is perfect, potent, and practical. Therefore we need to pursue Him as a faithful follower. Do not hold back one ounce of obedience and loyalty to your leader, Jesus Christ. Where He leads you, follow. Where He sends you, go. His path will be painful at times, but it is in your pain that He purifies. Follow Him and you will be forever grateful, for He does not disappoint. Follow Him through your difficult days. Do not give in to the temptation to quit. Where else is there to go? He is still leading you through this valley of despair. Do not give up on Him, for He has not given up on you. He still lovingly leads even though your soul feels resistance. He will pull you through this present predicament. Use this time of challenge to strengthen your faith in Him.
“And anyone who does not carry his cross and follow me cannot be my disciple.” Luke 14:27
Stay behind Jesus, and depend on His wisdom and care. If He can handle the forces of hell, He can handle whatever circumstance is crushing your confidence. Follow Him through the fog of fear. He is just ahead and can be trusted without reservation.
Lastly, follow Him and become fishers of men (Mark 1:17). Jesus is in the soul-saving business. So, as you follow the Lord you become very interested in His business. You take stock in saving souls because this is the industry of His Kingdom. His investments provide the greatest long-term return. You fish for men and women because your heavenly Father longs for their love and loyalty. You follow Him so others may follow Him. Follow Him so your family, friends, and foes may follow Him. Faithfully follow God, and you will inspire others to do the same. Disciples follow their wise and loving leader, Jesus.
Have a wonderful day as you follow Jesus through everything in life. Love you all.