17 May "Follow me, I will show you what to do ."
My first THOUARTEXALTED booth will be constructed at FPEA’s Homeschool Show in Orlando this coming Thursday! I am selling FIVE of my curriculum’s that meet the need for ART and BIBLICAL studies among homeschooled students. Being NEW to the whole exhibition idea, I asked God for wisdom and guidance with how to display ThouArtExalted. And as promised, when we ASK for help, HE ALWAYS PROVIDES—even in Lowes.
While searching for grommets to hold my banner, an employee named Earl politely said, “May I help you?” With an enthusiastic, “YES!” I told him that I was displaying my Bible Studies/Art Projects at a trade show and need help with a display.
Earl simply said, “Follow me, I will show you what to do.” Without hesitation, I followed his lead. Earl took me aisle by aisle explaining the “how to’s” of cutting PVC pipe. He patiently explained how to make “legs” for the frame, and using vocabulary I had never heard before, Earl showed me how to attach the pipe with “t’s” and “elbows.” I never questioned his expertise or his instructions, I just followed.
Shouldn’t we be MORE like this toward Jesus? “Jesus called out to them, ‘Come, follow me, and I will show you how to fish for people!'” Matthew 4:19 (NLT)
The disciples had never heard this vocabulary before. Fish for people? What on earth do you mean, Jesus? Jesus took them step by step, aisle by aisle, and taught them by example. They did not question His expertise or His instructions, they just followed.
How are you following Christ’s lead today? Maybe it’s a task you have never tried before—like building a nine foot PVC frame! Maybe God is asking you invite a co-worker to church. Maybe God is telling you to forgive someone who has hurt you. Whatever God is calling you to do today, FOLLOW HIS LEAD. Philippians 1:6 reminds us that we need to be CONFIDENT in His provision. “. . . He who began a good work in [you] will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.” When God calls you to do something, He will equip you for the task. God will carry you through and show you what to do.
Dear Lord, help us today to follow Your lead. We ask for Your wisdom and discernment as we have many decisions to make. Sometimes we may not understand why things happen, but help us to TRUST in You regardless. Thank you for Your patience and constant grace. Give us eyes to see where You move and ears to listen to Your direction. And, when we get stuck in a decision, not knowing what to do, remind us Lord to follow YOU without reservation. You will show us what to do. Amen.