Have you ever wondered what it really means to follow Jesus? What does that phrase “follow me” even mean? You might hear it spoken by a mother to her child, a brother to his sister, a friend to a friend. It’s a request that requires and implies trust, belief, and action. After all, to “follow” someone means you are trusting them to lead you to safety, to peace. This video it explains what it means to truly follow Jesus.
Many, many years ago, Jesus himself spoke these words. He spoke the simple phrase “follow me” to the men who would eventually become his disciples, confidants and closest friends. While Jesus was originally inviting a hodgepodge group of people together, made up of fishermen and others, today this invitation is given to us.
What The Bible Says About Jesus’ Invitation
In Matthew 16:24, the Bible says, “Then Jesus said to his disciples, ‘Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me’. “
Although this verse is aimed at the disciples, it is also extended to us today. According to this inspirational video, “follow me” says to us today…
- Follow me, and I will teach how to love others.
- Follow me, and I will teach you how to repent, to be forgiven and to forgive others.
- Follow me, to turn things around, to start over and to navigate the storms of life and death.
- Follow me to find your purpose and God’s purpose.
- Follow me to find new life.
To “follow Jesus” really is all about finding a new way to live. Following Christ is a life committed to taking up the cross of Christ and following Him in every aspect of our daily life. Every decision you make, every word you speak, every kindness offered, is filtered through and inspired by a relationship with Christ. This is what it truly means to follow Christ.