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Daily Bread (Leader Or Follower?)

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Leader Or Follower?

[Jesus] said to him, “Follow Me.” —Luke 5:27

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A close friend asked Gandhi, “If you admire Christ so much, why don’t you become a Christian?” It is said that he replied, “When I meet a Christian who is a follower of Christ, I may consider it.”

But isn’t that what a Christian is supposed to be—a follower of Christ? Joe Stowell, former president of Moody Bible Institute, wrote in Following Christ: “Many of us live out our faith as though [Christ] exists to follow us. We come to believe that Christ exists to satisfy our demands. . . . This disguised form of self-serving religion sets Christ up as just one more commodity in life that will enhance and empower our dreams.”

When Jesus called His disciples to follow Him, He meant that He would do the leading and directing; they would do the following (Luke 5:27). Like the disciples, we must give up our will, obey Him, and choose to “lose” our lives for Him (17:33).

Without too much thought, this might sound simple. But in reality, it is impossible to do on our own. Only by choosing each day to let go of our own plans and by trusting the Holy Spirit’s leading can we cooperate with His work in us.

This is God’s way of teaching us to become His submissive followers instead of the leader. —Anne Cetas

Because Christ is the One who holds
The key to all our needs,
We can release what we hold dear
To follow where He leads. —Sper

To lead others to Jesus, you must first learn to follow Him.
 
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Greetings Shortlady,

Thank you for sharing this devotion with us. God bless you.

Quote: Because Christ is the One who holds
The key to all our needs,
We can release what we hold dear
To follow where He leads.

I surrender all so that there is less of me and more of Him. He is all I need. All praises to His wonderful Name for He is worthy of all honour and glory. Amen and amen.
 
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Jesus said "Follow me and I will make you fishers of Men" I am still following Jesus, He alone has the ability, through us, to make us fishers of men." It is not a natural ability, we need to follow Him to be successful.

Amen
 
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