Actively Following (5 of 7) by David Cawston

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Where are you on your Spiritual Journey? (5 of 7)
Actively Following
David Cawston
Matthew 11:28-30

Every person is somewhere on this venture of a spiritual journey!
1. "Walking in Resistance"
2. "Questioning and Seeking"
3. "Assertively Responding"
4. "Embracing by Commitment"
5. "Actively Following
6. "Growing in Fellowship"
7. "Making an impact"

You are somewhere at some point on this spiritual journey of life. We are all on a spiritual journey. No man alive is not on some kind of spiritual journey!

After a person has made that faith commitment to Christ you enter another stage in your spiritual journey. You learn to actively follow!
Matt 11:28-30
28 "Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.
29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.
30 For my yoke is easy and my burden is light."(NIV)

Illus. Old ox and young ox joined together in a yoke!

In following Christ how are you responding to Him and to those that are discipling you! Remember that his first word to His disciples was not "Go" but "Come."

The invitation of Christ is for us to actively follow! He knows the road to Eternal Life! He knows the way around, through, over, or under your problems. He knows the answer to your deepest needs. He give us the power to become the Sons and daughters of God but we must continually surrender and cooperate with Him.

Once someone was talking to a great scholar about a younger man. He said, "So and so tells me that he was one of your students." The teacher answered devastatingly, "He may have attended my lectures, but he was not one of my students." There is a world of difference between attending lectures and being a student. It is one of the supreme handicaps of the Church that in the Church there are so many distant followers of Jesus and so few real disciples."

Peter reveals such a clear picture of the ...

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