ARE WE FOLLOWING
“For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps:”
1 Peter 2:21 KJV
Mary B. Slade wrote a beautiful hymn “Footprints of Jesus”. We sing this hymn but I wonder if we do what we sing. Are we following His steps? “Sweetly, Lord, have we heard Thee calling, Come, follow Me! And we see where Thy footprints falling Lead us to Thee.”
Are we following Jesus even when it is inconvenient for us or it interferes with our daily schedule? I believe the heart of our precious Saviour is broken again and again because we don’t spend time with Him. If we are too busy to spend time with Jesus, we need to rearrange our schedules so He comes first.
May God help us to follow Jesus. We will follow Jesus to another country on a mission trip but will we follow Him across town or across the street to tell people that Jesus loves them so much He died for them? There is nothing as important in this world as our salvation and following Jesus.
Let me repeat this because it is so important. There is nothing as important in this world as our salvation and following Jesus. Are you ready to meet Jesus if He should come back for us while you are reading this devotion? Is your heart right with God? Have you forgiven the ones who have hurt you?
Have you asked the ones you hurt to forgive you? Does your family know how much you love them? If not, tell them today. Don’t put it off. A pastor said in a sermon “I was going to tell my uncle how much I loved and appreciated him but I kept putting it off until it was too late because He died”. Don’t wait any longer.
Joanne LoweNovember 28, 2018