“Follow Me – and I will make you fishers of men.” ~Matthew 4:19
” ‘Follow Me,’ He told them.” – Mark 2:14
“My sheep listen to My voice; I know them, and they follow Me.” -John 10:27
“If anyone serves me, he must follow Me; and where I am, there will my servant be also.” ~John 12:26
“Whoever does not take up their cross and follow Me is not worthy of Me.” ~Matthew 10:38
“But Jesus told him, “Follow Me, and let the dead bury their own dead.“” ~Matthew 8:22
“And after saying this he said to him, “Follow Me.””~John 21:19
“Jesus said to him, “If I want him to remain until I come, what is that to you? You follow Me!“”~John 21:22
I’ve now seen the word “Follow” so many times that it looks weird!
Let’s follow Jesus! Let’s be like ducklings, following our mothers around, learning how to use our skills and learning how to live. If we follow Jesus, our eyes will be on Him. “Keep your eyes on Jesus, the Author and Perfecter of our faith” (Hebrews 12:2). When we follow Jesus, we will go where He goes. We will talk like He talks. We will love like He loves. We will become more like Him.
My favorite of these verses is from John 21:22 — “Jesus said to him, ‘If I want him to remain until I come, what is that to you? You follow Me!” Jesus told Peter it doesn’t matter what John’s calling was. Peter wasn’t following John, no. Jesus called Peter to follow Him! Get hooked on Jesus. You will start to look like Him and act like Him. Read His Word. Spend time in prayer. I exhort you to ask Him to speak to you tonight about where you have not been following Him. What have you been ignoring that you want Him to help you make right?
May the Lord bless you and keep you and make His face shine upon you, and give you peace.