MWI President

 

Come Follow Me


Are you being followed? When you look around you do you see people whose lives are being influenced by you? It is worth remembering that we are all being followed by someone – a friend, a child, a grandchild? Are you leading a life others should follow? Would they follow you anywhere even through rough seas or a dry desert? A chorus comes to mind “Be careful little eyes what you see,” it goes on …ears what you hear, lips what you say, feet where you walk. Not only is the Father up above watching you, but others are also.  

BE CAREFUL WHAT WE SEE!  Are we looking for the good in others? Do you see the potential in them? Jesus had the habit of seeing the good in others, for example, the disciples. They followed Him when He asked. What about the Samaritan woman who seemed beyond help? With God’s help all things are possible. If you look for the good in others, you will discover the best in yourself. Let our prayer be to have the ability to see with spiritual eyes, so we can better understand things from God’s perspective.

BE CAREFUL WHAT WE HEAR! We can control what we let into our minds. Every sin begins with a thought in the mind. If we don’t take control of our minds Satan will. Are we careful enough of what TV shows and films we see, and what books we read? Do they fill our minds with godly thoughts? If we fill our minds with God’s word we leave no room for evil propaganda. If we need to determine if our thoughts are from the enemy or the Lord ask yourself, “Do I really want to hear this?” If the answer is no, then you know they are from the evil one.

BE CAREFUL LIPS WHAT YOU SAY! Words cannot be returned like an unwanted gift, but can be passed on to cause more hurt. Wise words from Ecclesiastes 7:21-22, “Don’t eavesdrop on the conversation of others. What if the gossip is about you and you’d rather not hear it? You’ve done that a few times, haven’t you – said things behind someone’s back, you wouldn’t say to his face?” Do we think before we pass on what we hear? Is it necessary, is the time right, is it said affectionately, and is it beneficial to the hearer? Be careful what you say! 

BE CAREFUL WHERE WE WALK! “Don’t veer off to the left or right. Walk straight down the road God commands so you will have a good life.” Deuteronomy 5:33. Are you ever in a place where you don’t know which path to take? God has you exactly where He wants you to be. He wants your undivided attention because you can’t decide without His help. This path is not a punishment as you have not done anything wrong. Rejoice.  It is a privilege, not a restriction, but a reward.

Are we being influenced by the secular world around us?  If so, we should follow Josuha T Dickerson’s advice on the ‘3 C’s in Life’ - CHOICES, CHANCES AND CHANGES. You must make a choice to take a chance or your life will never change. Take a chance and make a few changes that could have a butterfly effect on the secular world around us.
As we journey making Jesus known, let us not forget that someone is following in our footsteps. Let our prayer be, “Train me God to walk straight, then I will follow your true path.” Psalm 86:11.

Blessings
Elizabeth.


October Engagements: 
3rd - ‘One Mission’ committee meeting.
7th -  Kilwarlin Church.
13th - MWI Forum, Dublin Central Mission.
21st - Gracehill Church.
26th- 28th Moravian Lay Preachers weekend, Manchester.


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