Read John 8:31-32

Jesus said to the people who believed in him,"You are truly my disciples if you remain faithful to my teachings. John 8:31 NLT

Jesus was speaking to believers telling them they are His disciples because they are faithful to His teaching.  This is confirmation to me what we have to do to become followers of Jesus Christ.  We have to make a choice to give Him complete control of our lives so we can grow as Christians. The Bible is our instruction manual for how we should live.

As a follower of Jesus Christ we must set aside time to read and meditate on His word daily.  We must take time to pray and listen to the instructions of the Holy Spirit.  When we pray we have a direct line to our Heavenly Father.  In my own every day life I have to crucify my flesh daily so I can do these things.  When I do this my day is so much better and is filled with joy and peace.

Father God, thank You for helping me to crucify my flesh daily so that I can remain in Your word.  I am thankful that You have chosen me as one of Your disciples.  I ask, Lord, that You would use me to lead others to Jesus.  In Jesus mighty name.  Amen

Lorraine Brown, First Impressions  /  White Oak Campus