Day 2: Come & Follow Me
Have you ever been traveling long distance in a caravan of vehicles with other family or friends? If so, you’ve probably experienced some good caravan leaders, who drive in such a way that it’s easy to follow them. You’ve also likely experienced some poor caravan leaders, who go too fast, too slow, or weave in and out of traffic making it nearly impossible to keep up.
When it comes to following somebody else’s lead, there’s no better to guide us than Jesus. By our own standards, He may not initially fit into the category of a good leader. He will most certainly lead you into places you may not want to go. He will sometimes lead you at a pace that seems too slow, and other times at a pace that seems too fast.
But there will be other times when you think to yourself, “I just can’t keep up.” And as you look around for your Leader, you’ll discover that He’s no longer in front of you, but is instead beside you, encouraging you every step of the way.
In the life of Peter, one of the first things and last things Jesus said to him was, “Follow Me.” But every step of the way, God was with Peter.
As you read today, consider this: What aspects of Peter’s story resonate with your own life experiences?
What aspects of Peter’s story resonate with your own life experiences? (Consider his family upbringing, his culture, those he interacted with, etc.)
What kinds of ambitions or hopes could Peter have had through his life experiences? In what ways does this help you to identify with the story of Peter?
F260 READING: (A Scripture Reading Plan for Busy Believers)
Read: Judges 13 & 14
Reflect: What did you H.E.A.R. from God today? HEAR Bible Study Method
Heavenly Father, I confess there are moments when I’m afraid to follow You. I have sometimes been afraid to follow You because doing so requires that I give up control. At other times, I have been afraid to follow You because I don’t always know where You are going. These fears, Father, are unhealthy. I know that You will not lead me into harm, and that You are with me through every situation. Help me grow in being with others in the same way You are with me. I pray in Jesus’ name. Amen.
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