I haven’t been sleeping very good the past week because of a persistent cough, but that was not what woke me up from a hard sleep last Wednesday. I was sleeping soundly, when all at once my eyes popped open because I heard the words, “follow me.” I couldn’t go back to sleep for a long time because I was confused about what that meant. I assumed that the Lord was speaking to me, but I needed more direction.

Maybe you are like me when it comes to directions. Don’t tell me to go to Route 83, and then go North on Route 98. Instead, tell me to go to the red light and take a right. Stay on that road until you come to a fork in the road, and then go left. I need everything spelled out for me if you want me to arrive at my destination.

I just kept thinking, follow you where Lord? Is there something that You want me to do because You need to be more specific in Your instructions. When the Lord spoke to Peter in Matthew, I am sure that he was as confused as I was.

Matthew 4:19

19 And he saith unto them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.

Peter was a fisherman by trade and he knew all about catching fish. But, Peter had no idea what it would mean to go fishing for men. Even though he had no idea what Jesus wanted, he still obeyed. Read Matthew 4:20.

20 At once they left their nets and followed him.

I am not sure why I heard those words, but I have decided that I am going to follow Jesus in the best way that I know. Here is my plan:

  • I am going to seek out His words by being consistent in my morning devotional.
  • I am going to try and put His words into practice by making Him a priority in my life.
  • I am going to let His light shine in me so that others might come into the light.

Jesus is the light! Let His light shine in you.

John 8:12

12 When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”

Have a Blessed day!

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19 Comments

  1. Love this post! Tania thank you for inspiring us. I love that you have a specific plan to follow Him. I need to be more consistent with mine. I always have good intentions but don’t always follow through. My days are different and more peaceful when I do! Happy Sunday.

  2. Nancee Mccarthy Reply

    What a beautiful God moment. I’m going to keep those steps in my heart as well. Life is hard but life is joyful when we follow Him.

  3. michele meece Reply

    Honestly, I have been so busy this summer I have not been putting God first. Thank you for the reminder. God bless.

  4. Some times we get so self involved with life we forget to get out of Gods way and let him be in control. There’s a country song by Carrie Underwood whose ttitle is “Jesus Take The Wheel”. That’s a good rule to live by. God may be trying to open another door for you. God bless you & heal your cough. 🙏🏻 You touch many lives.

  5. A big resounding Amen! I get teary eyed just reading the words “Follow Me.” Two of the most important words we will ever hear. Simple words, yet not always easy to comply when our own desires get in the way. Thank you for reminding all of your readers!

  6. Great words I believe in that Follow me and also Let go and let God he knows what we go through and knows how to help us if we believe have a great Sunday and hope your cough gets better! Thanks for your blo!

  7. Lisa Melton Williams Reply

    Nearly every Sunday I see your email and I know it’s a message from the Lord. You never fail to touch my heart Tania. My mother passed away July 20. Can you please pray for me? I miss her so much.

    • Tania Reply

      Lisa, I am so sorry to hear that your mother passed away. I can’t imagine your pain. I am putting you and your family in my prayers.

    • I know your pain. I lost my Mother October 15 2017 and I miss her every single day. But remember we will see them again. PRAISE THE LORD! God is good and faithful HE will guide you through I promise just like HE has me. I will pray for you Lisa because I do know what you are going through. It is tough but GOD will help you, I promise. Carla

  8. Susan Roberts Reply

    Love your post and the Casting Crowns song! From a fellow follower…

  9. Thanks so much for having the guts to do your Sunday posts. You are an inspiration to me each week and I love your posts. Keep up the good work!

  10. Janet Crossley Reply

    Love this! it hit the spot! I work up at 3am and needed to pray for direction in my life.

  11. Aimee Spencer Reply

    I am finally reading your post today.I believe you were woken up by the Holy Spirit telling you to “Follow Me”. That is wonderful and amazing! I once was given these words to pray simply asking Jesus to “Show me the way”. That’s all. He has guided me ever since.

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