Here in the Midwest the forecasters are using the S word…S.N.O.W.
It’s the second week of October and on Monday I was wearing shorts to walk around the block. What in the world?
The weather patterns are crazy and as Christians, we are called to pray for those who are weathering horrific results of tornadoes, hurricanes, tsunamis and earthquakes…as well as the spiritual storms that are raging through homes and families and countries.
We are told to heed the signs of the times and to speak boldly of what we know and believe.
This morning I am on a portion of the opening of the New Testament accounts in the Chronological Bible and I stopped on this phrase with an Aha! moment.
John 1: 35 & 36…The next day John (the Baptizer) was there again with two of his disciples.
When he saw Jesus passing by, he said, “Look, the Lamb of God!”
When the two disciples heard him say this, they followed Jesus.
Two things jumped out at me.
The first one is the impact John had on his followers.
He had to have lived out his daily life, done his ministry, spoken, acted, reacted in ways that had built a high degree of trust in his followers.
When he said…
Hey guys, there He is.
That right there is the Lamb of God…
the One we have been waiting for….
they didn’t hesitate.
They took him at his word because he had not led them astray before.
What he said could be taken at face value.
What a powerful word for us today.
If you are a follower of Christ, all that you do and say matters to people you influence.
It is not your perfection or impression or worldly success that matters.
It is …
In your walk with the Lord.
It’s your transparency and acknowledgment of your own humanity.
It’s knowing you are not anyone’s savior…but you know the One who is.
And when you bring that one who has been “following” you to the place where you can say….hey…look…there HE is….
that you gladly and joyously allow yourself to become less…
so He can become more.
So I ask myself today..
Who is “following me?”
How am I leading them to Jesus?
Good question to ponder…if you are looking for a place to start…join one of the area churches involved in the Tell Me More series or check firstdecatur.org sermon series <3
Go out and be transformed more into His image today …be blessed and I will see you next week <3