Ginrich's Devotional Blog

April 14, 2018

Follower

Filed under: Bible,Christ,Christian,devotion,faith,God,God's Word,Holy Spirit,Jesus,prayer — by ginrich @ 7:23 pm

John 10:27 27 My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me. (NIV)

Many confessing Christians stop at believing in Jesus.  There is a difference between believing in Jesus and following Him.  We can believe a chair will hold us without sitting in the chair.  Our belief in the chair is true but it is not beneficial to us.  Jesus commands us to follow Him.  Our son, when he was a toddler, loved when his granddad came to visit.  We always needed a project for granddad to occupy his time.  It was always some kind of carpentry project.  Our son would follow his granddad every where he went.  Granddad knew the boy wanted to be part of what he, granddad, did so he would give the boy a bag of nails or screws and we would see the toddler following behind or standing next to his granddad.  Jesus wants us to follow Him everywhere He goes throughout the day.  Our son had great love for his granddad and wanted to be with him and doing things with him.  Do we love Jesus enough to want to stay right with Him throughout our day?  Are we willing and wanting to “help” Him in any way He gives us to help?  Sometimes it might be just carrying a bag (prayer does that) and sometimes He might give us a different tool to use.  Our question is are we truly a follower or do we just stop at believing in?

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