February 4–“Follow Me!”

Jesus often invited and encouraged, challenged and confronted people with the words: “Follow Me!”

“Come, follow me,” Jesus said,

“and I will make you fishers of men.” –Matthew 4:19

“Follow me, and let the dead bury the dead.” –Matthew 8:22

“If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.” –Matthew 16:24 and Luke 9:23

“Whoever serves me must follow me…” –John 12:26

[And again, even after Jesus conquered sin and death on the cross and through His resurrection!]

“You must follow me.” –John 21:22

To be a follower of Jesus means just that: Be A Follower of Jesus! Faith in our Holy, Almighty God isn’t about lining up with Him so that He will line up all things…always…in all the ways we want them all to line up.

God is God. And our God is good. And our God loves us in passionate, intimate, surpising and sacrificial ways. And in His love for us, our Lord Jesus calls to us, “Follow Me!” because He knows leading us is the most loving thing He could do for us!  And following Him…and not our own agendas…is the most loving response we could ever offer to Jesus!

In love, peace and purposeful passion,                                                               Sylane

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