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An Encouraging Word

Decide If You Can Follow Me? by Jennifer Alden

Posted on November 7, 2018 at 1:00 PM

Decide If You Can Follow Me?

 

Luke 14:25 states, "Many people were traveling with Jesus. He said to them, 'If you come to me but will not leave your family, you cannot be my follower. You must love me more than your father, mother, wife, children, brothers, and sisters—even more than your own life! Whoever will not carry the cross that is given to them when they follow me cannot be my follower.'"

 

I've read through several different commentaries on this Scripture. I've gone down many different avenues in my own mind: personal ministry versus public ministry and ultimately, whose ministry? It was a stand that I knew seven years ago, I had to take. I desired a more personal relationship with my heavenly Father and in the varying degrees of discipleship, I knew that He was calling me. I knew that it was time for me to do more.


It was just three short years ago when my husband and I were considering a motorhome for traveling in this ministry. We were obligated to a contract on the home where we were living; so, naturally the Lord was not going to ask us to walk away from the responsibility of that debt. I knew in my heart what He was asking for me to do; but, I knew I had to trust in Him for it.

 

One year later, and without any effort on our part, the condominium did sell and we were relieved of that said debt. Unexpected doors have closed and new ones are opening. Choices have been made and many hearts are being revealed. 

 

I'm sure that we've all questioned at some point in our lives, "Where is He calling me?" and "What is His will for my life?" I mean, what are we doing, if we're not serving Him?

 

I have learned that it is a personal choice how we choose to follow Him. Where your road of discipleship takes you, is between you and God.

 

We have come together on the airwaves. We have come together at concert events.

 

Sisters and brothers, I believe, it is time for us to come together to prepare for His eternal harvest...

 

For the harvest of the earth, I know, will soon be fully ripe.

 


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2 Comments

Reply Carol
12:09 PM on August 16, 2018 
We are each a witness to this. Thank you for sharing.
Reply Carol
11:33 AM on August 16, 2018 
True