I was walking speedily down a bike trail as I so love to take good long and sunshine-y walks with the Lord when I heard a little girl call out to her daddy, “Yes, I know what I’m doing Dad! Follow me!”
Cute, adorable, and funny, don’t you think? When it came to the little innocent interaction between the girl and her daddy as they enjoyed each other’s company, yes. But isn’t it a tragedy and aren’t correction and repentance needed when God’s children act just like the little girl did with God our loving Father?
Is it not true when we do not humble ourselves and live surrendered to God and His ways that we in our pride are effectively saying, “Yes, I know what I’m doing Father! Follow me!” When in fact we are supposed to be humbling ourselves and following Jesus!
For years, I felt and acted like I knew what was best essentially expecting God to follow me rather than the other way around. I readily confess I still can fall into this in a heartbeat and need to repent when I’m not exceedingly careful.
We are to follow the Lord, friend. He not only knows what He is doing. He knows what is best – always. Let us follow Jesus, friend, oh let us follow Him! Let us repent of all sin and come follow the Lord!
Please note Jesus’ words regarding following. Who is to follow whom? We are to follow the Lord!
“If any man serve me, let him follow me; and where I am, there shall also my servant be: if any man serve me, him will my Father honour.” John 12:26 KJV
Oh, Father, even this very morning not long before finding this message I needed to type and share as you are so leading me, I fell right back into this sin of pride and thinking I know what is best. Oh, God, forgive me. Forgive us all for when we do this. But please don’t just forgive us, oh Lord. Please teach us your ways and help us oh Lord help us to not fall into sin but to humbly and faithfully FOLLOW YOU, dear God! You do know what is best, and I hate how the flesh rears its ugly head sometimes and tries to pull us away from you and your ways. Oh, Lord, have mercy upon us all. Thank you for your patience, oh God! Oh, Father, teach us your ways, dear God, AMEN!
God loves His children more than we can fathom, and His children should love and follow Him with adoration and joyfulness and thankfulness in response! Amen!