Follow Me

May 4, 2013

Today’s Reflection

FOLLOW ME. One of the most compelling sentences in the Bible. Two words, when spoken by Jesus, create a sense of power and mystery and awe. To follow is to enter into the unknown, to give your life over to another. We rarely want to do this. Yet at the same time it is exactly what we desire: to be led into a better place, a better world, a better life.

- Daniel Wolpert
Leading a Life with God

From page 116 of Leading a Life with God: The Practice of Spiritual Leadership by Daniel Wolpert. Copyright © 2006 by Daniel Wolpert. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Upper Room Books. http://bookstore.upperroom.org/ Learn more about or purchase this book.

Today’s Question

What changes do you need to make in order to follow Jesus? Share your thoughts.

Today’s Scripture

But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you everything, and remind you of all that I have said to you.
John 14:26, NRSV

This Week: pray those diagnosed with cancer. Submit your prayer to The Upper Room Living Prayer Center or share it in the comment section below.

Did You Know?

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Saints, Inc.:

This week we remember:
James the Less.
(May 3).

Lectionary Readings

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Jill May 4, 2013 at 4:56 am

A fuller, more robust trust. I need to stop reaching for the reins – and let Him be all in all.

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robert moeller May 4, 2013 at 7:12 am

Think more about and do more for Jesus and others than myself.

Jesus, You are with us all, all the time, yet there are those who do not recognize You and this reality. Open the eyes of their hearts.

I wish Your peace, comfort, reassurance, and blessing on cancer patients, their caregivers, cancer cure researchers, family members, relatives, fellow believers, and friends. With You, Lord, all goes well. Help us always to know this, in Your name I pray. Amen.

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Erica Hutchinson May 5, 2013 at 5:16 pm

Robert , I join you in spirit and in prayer for cancer patients and their carers. I went through radiation and chemo last year, it changed my life for the better, I pray for everyone going through treatment for cancer and their families. We will also have regular prayers in our church.
Thank you for your prayers and reminder to continuously think of others in our life.
Blessings. Erica Hutchinson Victoria Australia

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