Remember, Think and Follow
Remember your leaders who taught you the word of God. Think of all the good that has come from their lives, and follow the example of their faith.
Do you remember the first time you heard about the love of God and His great salvation? Maybe you didn’t receive it the first time you heard it. Do you remember the second person who told you or the third? What about those who have taught you since then that you have grown through their message?
Today’s scripture says that we should take time to remember those who have led us to God’s great gift of salvation. It also says to consider how many other people were touched and all the good things that have come out of their lives because they shared. Then it says to do the same thing for those that come into your life.
My mother and father taught me the love of God, but they didn’t just teach me, they taught all my siblings and many, many more over decades. How much their lives have impacted this world because they were willing to share with so many. In a domino effect, many of those that were taught by them have gone on to teach others and there will be so many saved lives accredited to them because of their faithfulness to teach.
So what am I doing? Well, I am considering and learning still that it is not only about sharing the message, but walking through the fires with those who are struggling. Yes, my heart is to be the example to the next generation. To tell my children and grandchildren the good news of God’s unconditional love and how much He desires to have a personal relationship with them. But also to those who are in my everyday life of work and extracurricular activities. Also to be there when trials and problems come. Walk them through and be the voice of encouragement they need. That is the leader that I want to be remember as.
Today I want to encourage you to remember who lead you to the cross. Think about the good that has come from their life and yours since that moment. Now go out and be the example that they were to you. Start loving people the way God does and soon you will surround yourself with friends that will be with you for all eternity.
Today’s scripture reading: Hebrews 13:7-17