DAY 21 – FOOTSTEPS OF JESUS
We never know what following Jesus will mean. Our lives are on this grand adventure that is never boring, always challenging, and seldom shown to us in advance.
Sometimes we are called to bring the gospel to those we never thought of earlier in life. Sometimes we are given a ministry of mercy, and we find ourselves helping people in ways we never dreamed of. I know that in my own life I have been able to minister in China and Malaysia, places that a boy born in Florida never thought of being able to go to.
Whether He calls us to a famous ministry speaking at the world’s largest churches or to meet the needs of the poor in third-world countries, the reward is the same. It was once said that
“If two angels were to receive at the same moment a commission from God, one to go down and rule earth’s grandest empire, the other to go and sweep the streets of its meanest village, it would be a matter of entire indifference to each which service fell to his lot, a post of ruler or the post of scavenger; for the joy of the angel lies only in obedience to God’s will”
My prayer is that I would serve in the same manner, simply being grateful for an opportunity to serve the God I love.
Lord, help me to follow where You lead. Help me keep my eyes on You. Thank you for using me, for giving me a purpose, for enabling me to share in Your grace work. Amen.
FOOTSTEPS OF JESUS – Mary B.C. Slade
Sweetly, Lord, we have heard Thee calling
“Come, follow Me”
And we see where Thy footprints falling
Lead us to Thee
Though they lead o’er the cold, dark mountains
Seeking His sheep
Or along by Siloam’s fountains
Helping the weak
If they lead through the Temple holy
Preaching the word
Or in homes of the poor and lowly
Serving the Lord
Then at last when on high He sees us
Our journey done
We will rest where the steps of Jesus
End at His throne
Footprints of Jesus
That make the pathway glow
We will follow the steps of Jesus
Wherever they go
 John Newton