Jan 3

Following Christ in 2011

2011 at 5:40 pm   |   by Nicole Whitacre Filed under Biblical Womanhood

“We should follow our Lord as unhesitatingly as sheep follow their shepherd, for He has a right to lead us wherever he pleases…

Wherever Jesus may lead us, He goes before us. If we know not where we go, we know with whom we go. With such a companion, who will dread the perils of the road? The journey may be long, but His everlasting arms will carry us to the end. The presence of Jesus is the assurance of eternal salvation, because He lives, we shall live also.

We should follow Christ in simplicity and faith, because the paths in which He leads us all end in glory and immortality. It is true they may not be smooth paths—they may be covered with sharp flinty trials, but they lead to the ‘city which hath foundations, whose builder and maker is God…’

Let us put full trust in our Leader, since we know that, come prosperity or adversity, sickness or health, popularity or contempt, His purpose shall be worked out, and that purpose shall be pure, unmingled good to every heir of mercy. We shall find it sweet to go up the bleak side of the hill with Christ; and when rain and snow blow into our faces, His dear love will make us far more blest than those who sit at home and warm their hands at the world’s fire…

Precious Jesus, draw us, and we will run after thee.”

—Charles Spurgeon, Morning and Evening, September 18, Evening