ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

To follow Christ

Updated on February 17, 2009

To follow Christ :

A walk with Christ is a path that requires us to step out often in faith. The first step is the hardest because you are asked to believe in the yet unfamiliar to you power and mercy of the Lord. Allow me to draw you a mental picture of this. Imagine you are standing firmly on a cliff, and the Lord asks you to step off the edge onto what you see as nothing but thin air. Those of us who take the step, find that our feet landed safely on yet another rock which was not revealed to us till after we stepped off our cliff in faith. Each step in this path is revealed through stepping out, and each step strengthens your faith. Now keep in mind that each step is only one of many on a long journey, and we must never stop pressing forward. Each new foothold is but a temporary resting place to quicken us for the next step, but if we stand still to long and become reluctant to move forward the pebble on which you stand will be shaken and eventually crumble and fall. It is at that point unfortunately that most of us decide to run back to the false security of our cliff which we started out from, rather than to take another step in the path to real salvation. What those who cling to the cliff fail to realize is that the cliff “the world” will soon be shaken and destroyed as well, along with all those who put their faith it. It then becomes our responsibility as faithful followers of Christ to holler back to those still on the cliff to warn and encourage them to step out in faith and follow Christ on this journey to salvation.

Ps. Remember this and take comfort in knowing that my Heavenly Father has already gone before you and laid the path, you need only to walk it.

DISCLAIMER: These are only my thoughts, and opinions.

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • profile image

      Justcallmeleroy 8 years ago

      I have Prayed to the Lord to help me to take the step of Faith. To boldly step forward and stand upon His Promises. For He will light my path. God Bless

    • Jesus_saves_us_7 profile image
      Author

      Jesus_saves_us_7 8 years ago from Seeking Salvation

      AMEN!!

      Thanks Carrie Bradshaw for the read and comment. Praise Our Heavenly Father!!!

    • Carrie Bradshaw profile image

      Carrie Bradshaw 8 years ago from Manhattan

      Knowing the cliff is the world and not a literal cliff is comforting! :-) I know there are testimonies (and I have my own) of obeying the Lord's voice in doing something that to our mind seems "crazy" only to find out the purpose after we've simply done what He said to do! One of our brothers in the Lord said the Spirit told him to jump on a stack of newspapers he was about to put in the car. He did so, thinking it was a bit peculiar. But, when he picked up the papers to put them in the car, the squished scorpion fell out on the ground! Yes, indeed, our Lord is alive and His sheep hear His voice and we follow Him. Amen!

    • Jesus_saves_us_7 profile image
      Author

      Jesus_saves_us_7 9 years ago from Seeking Salvation

      Eddie Perkins

      Thank you for the comment

    • profile image

      Eddie Perkins 9 years ago

      Good to meet you.

      Very good thoughts here.  I've always said it this way; If God tells me to jump, it is my job to job and His job to make a way.

      Thank you for sharing. ~ eddie

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: "https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr"

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)