The Character Building Path: Following His Footsteps
Follow Me, Jesus told them, “and I will make you into fishers of men!” Immediately they left their nets and followed Him. Mark 1:17-18 HCSB
Jesus walks with you. Are you walking with Him? Hopefully, you will choose to walk with Him today and every day of your life.
Jesus loved you so much that He endured unspeakable humiliation and suffering for you. How will you respond to Christ’s sacrifice? Will you take up His cross and follow Him (Luke 9:23), or will you choose another path? When you place your hopes squarely at the foot of the cross, when you place Jesus squarely at the center of your life, you will be blessed.
The old familiar hymn begins, “What a friend we have in Jesus….” No truer words were ever penned. Jesus is the sovereign Friend and ultimate Savior of mankind. Christ showed enduring love for His believers by willingly sacrificing His own life so that we might have eternal life. Now, it is our turn to become His friend.
Let us love our Savior, let us praise Him, and let us share His message of salvation with the world. When we do, we demonstrate that our acquaintance with the Master is not a passing fancy, but is, instead, the cornerstone and the touchstone of our lives.
Following Christ is a matter of obedience. If you want to be a little more like Jesus . . . learn about His teachings, follow in His footsteps, and obey His commandments.
Imagine the spiritual strength the disciples drew from walking hundreds of miles with Jesus . . . 3 John 4. - John Maxwell
Our responsibility is to feed from Him, to stay close to Him, to follow Him—because sheep easily go astray—so that we eternally experience the protection and companionship of our Great Shepherd the Lord Jesus Christ. - Franklin Graham
It’s your heart that Jesus longs for: your will to be made His own with self on the cross forever, and Jesus alone on the throne. Ruth Bell Graham