I was reading an article from a pastor that was sharing his heart for his church family and impacting his community one person at a time. It was a powerful story.
What caught my attention was his heart for people. What continued to catch my attention was his connection and continued relationships with people that don’t attend church. He loved them and continued to show up in their lives for a long time.
After months and lot of sharing lives began to change one at a time. Again, this was a powerful story of a veteran, of his son’s accidental death and finally of his family coming to Christ and finding forgiveness and more.
This pastor ended the article by calling himself, or signing off all, the “lead follower” of the church. Seriously, the entire article was excellent.
“Lead Follower” has had me thinking a lot. And I want to be that.
I want to lead people to follow Jesus, yet if I am not following Jesus, why would anyone else want to follow? If I am following only a little bit, why would anyone follow Jesus in a passionate way? As a lead follower I must be committed to following Jesus with all I am and all have.
Mark 1:17 NLT
Jesus called out to them, “Come, follow me, and I will show you how to fish for people!”
Joshua 14:9 NLT
So that day Moses solemnly promised me, ‘The land of Canaan on which you were just walking will be your grant of land and that of your descendants forever, because you wholeheartedly followed the Lord my God.’
By following Jesus we will lead others to follow Jesus. Let’s follow and see that others join us!