Be ye followers of me. 1 Corinthians 4:16b KJV
We’ve heard the line, “Follow me on Facebook.” We do follow friends on Facebook and on other social platforms. We enjoy reading their advice, laughing when they share a funny incident, celebrating their accomplishments, and we also enjoy praying for them. Most have common interests; others have talents we aspire to learn, but the underlying reason that motivates us to connect is our common interest in the Lord Jesus Christ. We are united in Him. Therefore, we are more than “friends;” we are the “family” of God.
Paul did not have Facebook followers, but he did have followers. Why? He connected with friends who shared his common goal to promote Christ. It was Paul’s desire to connect with his followers in a life-altering way, and he knew his unshakable faith in Jesus was what made the difference. He was dedicated to teaching his followers how to live a life of integrity, how to overcome obstacles, and how to persevere through trials, by following Jesus’ teachings. We could go so far as to say Paul was a 24-7 follower of the Lord Jesus Christ. Once Paul realized who Jesus was, he followed Him with a zealous passion. And so, he said with a humble but sincere heart, “follow me.” Why? Because he knew he followed Christ, he hoped we would share his desire to make Jesus known.
Jesus said, “Follow me and I will make you fishers of men.” (Matthew 4:19) Like Paul, Jesus wants us to have followers because our message about Him matters. When we are a 24-7 follower of the Lord Jesus Christ, we share a vital message indeed–it is the Person, Jesus Christ.The friend who impacts the world is the 24-7 Follower of Christ. #VineWords #The24-7follower Click To Tweet
The friend who impacts the world is the 24-7 Follower of Christ.
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