We 'follow' a lot of friends, celebrities and random strangers on social media. We give them our time and attention as we scroll through their feeds. When Jesus told Matthew to follow him, he was telling him to give up everything and literally follow him. Do you follow Jesus like you follow your favourite band? You listen to and sing along to their music, you read their posts and wear the t-shirt. Or do you follow Jesus like Matthew and the disciples? They gave up family, jobs, friends, and wealth to devote themselves to Jesus' ministry and teaching. I think the Western church can be a bit casual about Christianity - we go to church on Sunday and youth group on Friday, but Jesus has little impact on our lives for the rest of the week. I want to live a life passionately following and serving Jesus, loving him with all my heart, soul, mind and strength (Mark 12:30). How bout you?
Short and sweet inspirations for Christian teen girls.