“‘Watch me,’ he told them. ‘Follow my lead. When I get to the edge of the camp, do exactly as I do.'” – Judges 7:17
Lee Strobel is an author and teaching pastor at Saddleback Church, Lake Forest, California. He was a one-time atheist who found Christ as an adult. In a sermon he said:
“How can I tell you the difference God has made in my life? My daughter Allison was 5 years old when I became a follower of Jesus, and all she had known in those five years was a dad who was profane and angry. I remember I came home one night and kicked a hole in the living room wall just out of anger with life. I am ashamed to think of the times Allison hid in her room to get away from me.
Five months after I gave my life to Jesus Christ, that little girl went to my wife and said,
“Mommy, I want God to do for me what he’s done for Daddy.” At age 5! What was she saying? She’d never studied the archeological evidence [regarding the truth of the Bible]. All she knew was her dad used to be this way: hard to live with. But more and more her dad is becoming this way. And if that is what God does to people, then sign her up. At age 5 she gave her life to Jesus. God changed my family. He changed my world. He changed my eternity.”
People want to see the Christian life in action, and when they do see it, they want it also! Today in prayer, thank Christ for His example and seek to live your life for the Lord so others may also follow Him.
“A saint is someone whose life makes it easier to believe in God.” – William Barclay
God’s Word: “Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith and in purity.” – 1 Timothy 4:12
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