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Following

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.