THE STORY OF JESUS: Luke 9:57-62
“The Son of Man has no place to lay his head.” (Luke 9:58)
Jesus does not turn anyone away that wants to follow Him.
But He does not water down what it means to follow Him.
Joining with Jesus is more than accepting forgiveness and heaven.
We are saved from selfish living, our focus is now on God and others.
I am the first to admit that I am a weak follower of Jesus.
My spirit is willing, but my flesh is weak.
I have a place to lay my head, and I prefer it that way.
The only thing that keeps me following is that I desire His life.
I want to be like Him, to love people more than pleasures or possessions.
Don’t be put off by how Jesus seems to discourage followers.
He is reminding us what the goal is, not what the requirement is.
We need not be righteous to follow Him, just to hunger for it (Matthew 5:6).
Jesus invites the weak and weary to partner with Him, to be led by Him.
Together we will overcome the flesh, and grow in the Spirit as His followers.
What do you sense the Lord saying to you?
Lord, following You is harder than I can handle myself. My flesh is weak, but my spirit is willing. I need Your Spirit to help me frow as Your follower! I want to grow!