“Follow Me”

to where exactly?

After this, Jesus went out and saw a tax collector by the name of Levi sitting at his tax booth. “Follow me,” Jesus said to him, and Levi got up, left everything and followed him. Then Levi held a great banquet for Jesus at his house, and a large crowd of tax collectors and others were eating with them. Luke 5:27-29 (NIV)

Many people think that when Jesus calls us to follow him, it’s only to lead us into the unknown wilderness or some dry remote land far away from everything we know. But many times, Jesus calls us to follow him and we end up at home – our house.

What does that mean to you? I’ll really love to know.

Please share with us.

13 thoughts on ““Follow Me”

  1. Tosin, you continue to amaze me with your insightful thinking! You’re so God-driven; I love it.
    Follow Him everywhere; sometimes that especially means home. He goes before me in all things. I follow His lead, His promptings, His guidance.

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  2. First thing that came to.my.mind was Jesus asked me to take His hand and follow Him and he brought me back to me! The me before the damage of sin by my parents and at my.own hand. The me I never knew I could be. Can’t be me without Him!

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  3. Althea, I really like this post.I see the importance of following Christ no matter where He leads us. Psalm 23 is not merely a great “poetic” rendering to be read at funerals. It is full of promise. It doesn’t say that whenever we find ourselves in the valley of the shadow of death Jesus “brought” us there; nor does it mean to describe the “end of life” for us. It is quite descriptive, covering a myriad of troubles. It lets us know that whatever circumstance we find ourselves in, God is there with us, giving us whatever we need to get through to the other side (of the trouble, not just the “other” side of life). In each instance, we are to fear nothing, for God is there. His tools, His weapons, His comfort, are enough for the journey. The 23rd Psalm lets us know that true to His word, God will provide us a moment to “catch our breath” and then send us in the right direction. He walks BY OUR SIDE, saving us with His staff. This psalm is built on the metaphor of the shepherd, a common figure in Israel. Indispensable to the flock, he is its constant companion, its guide and source of provision, its physician, and its defender. Although the term “shepherd” was commonly applied to rulers in the ancient world, God is not typically referred to as “Shepherd” (see Genesis 48:15; 49:24). Psalm 23:1a is therefore especially striking in its claim: The LORD is my Shepherd. David has claimed an intimate relationship (He is my shepherd). New Testament language describes Jesus as the “Good Shepherd.” His sheep HEAR His voice. In fact, contrary to commonsense, He will leave the 99 and go after the ONE that has gone astray. With God as his shepherd, David knows he will always be led in the “right paths,” as paths of righteousness (Psalm 23:3) should be translated. He need not find his own paths but only follow the staff of the Shepherd, taking direction from its gentle guidance (v. 4). The Shepherd may lead into the valley of the shadow of death, but this too is one of His right paths. In 23:1-3, David speaks about God; when he moves into this dark valley, he speaks to God (v. 4). When he needed God the most, God was there.He is there for US even TODAY. Great post.


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