“If anyone serves Me, let him follow Me; and where I am, there My servant will be also. If anyone serves Me, him My Father will honor.”
Following is so simple in theory. Kids like to play follow the leader and honestly its one of the simplest games you can imagine, you don’t have to be creative or intelligent. There’s no independence or planning out the next step you’re going to take. You simply do what the leader is doing. That isn’t exactly how walking with Jesus is, but there are similarities. As messy humans, we like to complicate everything but in reality, the power is in the simple gospel, not complex doctrine. Actually, all the basic principles of being a Christian are simple. Something I’ve been learning the past week or so is that to simply love Jesus is the most important thing. More than our actions He wants our full devotion. Out of that devoted love stems the obedience to follow, but without the love, the following is just an empty action. C.S. Lewis said, “But look for Christ and you will find Him, and with Him, everything else thrown in.” When you follow Him with your whole heart, you get to be a part of amazing things. Just this last week the girls from Ignite got to see girls we had never met come to Christ. We were obedient to follow where the Lord led and because of that obedience, we got to see Him move. It wasn’t our amazing talents or gifts, but a desire to see the Lord use our obedience. Sure, being there required sacrifice. We gave up the home we’ve been at for two months and all of its comforts for smaller rooms, different beds, and earlier than normal mornings. But, we followed where God led and got to see Him use us in ways we could never have imagined. Following where the Lord leads is more than worth it.