Follow Your Leader
You have been called, because Christ also suffered for you,
leaving you an example, so that you might follow in his steps.
1 Peter 2:21 ESV
At boarding school, we often played a game of follow the leader. Whatever the leader said or did, we had to do or say exactly the same things. Sometimes we had to shoot a marble across the rocky patio in the enclosed courtyard where we lived. Or we had to slither under one of the ancient, sagging army cots we slept on. Or we climbed through the two-story playhouse. Even when the leader did or said something that seemed crazy, we still imitated him or her.
In a similar way, we can follow Jesus as our example. He taught us so much and He was the best example for us in how to do spiritual warfare. Just as we followed the leader as children, it is even more important to follow Jesus’ words and example. Even when He tells us to do something that seems ludicrous, to be successful in life and spiritual warfare we need to follow Him.
There is so much we can learn from Him. I encourage you to read the gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke and John) to learn more about Jesus’ life, what He did and what He taught.
Excerpted from Battlefield Strategies for Every Believer, a biblical guide to Spiritual warfare.
Blessings on you as you get to know God,
Gaylyn Williams, author of Overflowing Hope for Singles: 31 Devotional Studies to Encourage You
Today is my dad’s birthday. It’s his 4th birthday in Heaven! Here’s what he said when he read my book, 2031 Names of God:
“This book is beyond amazing! What a treasure! I’ve considered myself a serious student of Scripture for 60 years, but had no idea of the richness of God’s revelation about who He is. This book will be a companion to my Bible reading and devotional times from now on, as I come to appreciate even more God’s rich character.”
—Ken Williams, Ph.D., fifty-five year Missionary with Wycliffe Bible Translators,
Founder of International Training Partners
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