Sunday, February 28, 2010

{Scripture Challenge 2} Challenge Word #5, Follow

Today’s challenge will be a bit shorter, and I haven’t had time to make a page with this “room move” going on; however, I pray you are blessed by today’s study!

Challenge Word #5: Follow

Have you ever owned a puppy that continuously
followed you? Or do you have small children or do you remember when your children followed you like little puppy dogs? I know sometimes we tend to get exasperated when there is someone always on our heels! But, let’s think about why they follow us. Well, those little puppies and precious children follow us because they love us, they feel safe around us, they enjoy being with us, and because they need direction. As adults, we need love, safety, fellowship, and direction too! A lot of times we feel lost and don’t know where to turn. Sometimes we feel like our lives are in shambles because we didn’t make the right choices or we followed the wrong “guide.” Who are you following? Are you following your best friend, the ways of the world, or are you following Jesus Christ because you love Him, because you feel safe with Him, because He gives you direction, and because you enjoy His fellowship?

Rick Renner writes that
“the word ‘followed’ is the Greek word ‘akoloutheo’ which means to follow after someone or something in a very determined and purposeful manner.” Are you purposefully following Jesus daily? Are you purposeful in seeking His will for you in all things? Are you following His ways as He leads you or are you asking His blessing after your start out doing your own thing? Stay put until He calls you to follow.

Deutoronomy 13:4 says “It is the LORD your God you must follow, and Him you must revere. Keep His commands and obey Him; serve him and hold fast to Him.”

Matthew 16:24 says
Then Jesus said to his disciples, ‘If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.’”

As Christians, we are called to follow Him—not the world or our own desires.
I pray that you will follow Him daily, move as He leads, and that you will learn to listen to Him so you know when to move or when to wait.

Remember to use
Keyword SCRC210 when posting in galleries. Also, feel free to leave a link here for others to see using Mister Linky. Enjoy the time you spend in His Word.



オテモヤン said...


CraftCrave said...

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A-M said...

Thank you Patter. This was encouraging to read as I am going through a rough little patch concerning my elderly mother and it reminds me that I just need to follow Jesus - just keep my eyes fixed on Him.

Bless You

dcookwrites said...

Thank you for your faithfulness to God's call. While Sundays are always great, I look forward to the next design challenge each time.

NickelNook said...

Thanks for another great word from the Word Patter! As a follower of Jesus Christ it was great to take a closer look at the word "follow"!...Nancy :o)

Jonia said...

It took me long enough to get to this one, but I did have fun doing it and it really made me think. Thanks so much for doing this Patter and your devotion on follow was wonderful!

Jennipher Lowery said...

Patter, I'm sorry I have fallen so far behind in these wonderful challenges. You do such a wonderful job of providing us with the words and sharing a great devotional each time and I really appreciate all your hard work. I completed "follow" tonight and wanted to share it with you. I will link it up as soon as I finish my blog post.

Amy said...

Someone please help me understand - I keep getting e-mails for the journaling, but thought the Scripture Challenge just wasn't happening b/c I could never find a way to sign up or get any e-mails.

e-mail me at

Amy C

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