Posted: October 18, 2017
1 Corinthians 11:1 says "Follow my example as I follow the example of Christ."
I don't know about you, but I don't think, even on my best day, I could say to another person "Watch me! Check me out! Pay attention because I'm just like Jesus!" Not even close. I snap at my kids and nag my spouse and ignore my friends and roll my eyes at the strangers around me that I'm supposed to be salt & light to. Ugh, I'm the worst. But thank God Jesus came for the worst. And just because I'm the worst doesn't mean I can't get better. I can try to be the best, or at least try to be MY best; not to impress others or puff myself up, but because following Christ requires me to. If it were easy, everyone would do it.
Jesus, I want to follow You more closely with every day that goes by as I learn and grow in You. I always want to be moving forward, not backward, and I want others to see You in me, even if fleeting. Help me follow You better so that others will see You if they ever follow me. Amen.