May 1, 2019 –
“If anyone serves Me, he must follow Me. Where I am, there My servant also will be. If anyone serves Me, the Father will honor him.” (John 12:26, HCSB)
When you follow Jesus, you know there’s nowhere you can go he hasn’t already been. He’s going ahead of you preparing the way. Jesus commanded His disciples to follow Him, and He would make them “fishers of men.” He told the rich young ruler to “sell what he had and follow.” He said, “My sheep hear my voice and follow me.”
It isn’t easy to let Jesus lead. We rely on our own trail-blazing power and ingenuity. But, Paul in 2 Corinthians 1:9 admonishes us to “not trust in ourselves but in God who raises the dead.” (HCSB)
When you experience salvation, it’s natural to want to see others saved. Jesus’ first three disciples (Andrew, John, and Philip) at once brought Simon, James, and Nathaniel to meet Him. The key is, they introduced these men to Jesus; it was Jesus who spoke to them, it was Jesus who did the convincing and convicting. Jesus issued His own invitation, “Come follow me.”
Let Jesus lead. As you follow, invite friends, neighbors, family, schoolmates, and co-workers to meet Jesus. Be sensitive to all opportunities to introduce others to Jesus.