The weather was warmer this morning. When I ran outside to take care of the animals, I saw the goats had ventured out into the field for the first time in a while. They were enjoying the pleasant sunshine and nibbling on the grass when they heard me coming. They looked up from their foraging, caught sight of me heading their way, and took off pell mell towards the barn. It made me smile to know they were so glad to see me. I provide their food, water, and comfort and they depend on me. We like it when others look up to us and follow us. It makes us feel wanted and important.
The verse of the day is Revelation 14:4b. “They follow the Lamb wherever He goes…”
Today’s verse is the opposite. It tells about a group of people who have been saved by Jesus Christ, the Lamb of God. They have God’s name written on their foreheads, sing a song of praise to Him, and follow the Lamb wherever He goes. They are so devoted to the One who saved them from sin that they are willing to go and do whatever He says.
Often we make our plans and then ask God to bless them. We don’t want to do the following – we want God to follow us wherever we go. Even in Christian service we devise what we consider great ways to serve the Lord. This is not God’s intention. His ways are not our ways, neither are His plans are plans. If you truly want your life to count for something eternal you must be watching and listening for His voice and be ready to follow at a moment’s notice. He may take you to some unexpected places, but in following closely you will experience His protection, comfort, and blessing.
What plans do you have for today? If God calls are you willing to drop them all and follow the Lamb?