“Walk where I tell you to walk. Do what I tell you to do. Live like Jesus lived. Delight in what I am doing, no matter what the outcome of your life might be. It’s called being a follower of Jesus. He is honored when you really act the way He acts because you said that you are going to follow His ways. It’s called integrity. It’s called obedience. It’s called praise.”
Matthew 21:28-31 NIV
28) “What do you think? There was a man who had two sons. He went to the first and said, ‘Son, go and work today in the vineyard.’
29) “‘I will not,’ he answered, but later he changed his mind and went.
30) “Then the father went to the other son and said the same thing. He answered, ’I will sir,’ but he did not go.
31) “Which of the two did what his father wanted?”
Mark 4:24 AMP
And He said to them, Be careful what you are hearing. The measure [of thought and study] you give [to the truth you hear] will be the measure [of virtue and knowledge] that comes back to you – and more [besides] will be given to you who hear.
1 John 2:6 AMP
Whoever says he abides in Him ought [as a personal debt] to walk and conduct himself in the same way in which He walked and conducted Himself.
Our life in Christ is really pretty straight forward. We are supposed to act just like He acted. What really amazes me is that we, as followers of Christ who have the truth, often resemble the One we follow less than those who follow other gods and other ideas. They are full of zeal. We are filled with lethargy. They have their heart issues and causes as a priority in their lives. We place the desires of God far behind our own desires. They are strong in their beliefs and are willing to die for what they think is true. We have the truth and can still be fearful, doubtful, double-minded, and uncommitted.
Forgive me, Lord, for dishonoring You with my life,