The game Follow The Leader becomes a significant teaching tool when we engage with it through a biblical lens; through play, children can learn what it looks like to follow. Following Christ then becomes less of an exercise of behavior and becomes instead, a transformation of the heart. One of the ways we are transformed as we follow our Lord is by meditating on His word. I encourage you to take time today to meditate on what it means for you to be a Christ follower:
- What does Philippians 3:7-10 say about following Christ?
- What does your life look like as a Christ follower in light of this scripture?
- How can we share what we have meditated upon with those around us, including our children?
Last thought for our Midweek Meditation: Let’s strive to approach following Christ as a joy, not a duty.
May you be blessed abundantly!
Phillipians 3:7-10 But whatever gain I had, I counted as loss for the sake of Christ. Indeed, I count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have suffered the loss of all things and count them as rubbish, in order that I may gain Christ and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which comes through faith in Christ, the righteousness from God that depends on faith— that I may know him and the power of his resurrection, and may share his sufferings, becoming like him in his death.
1 Peter 2:21 For to this you have been called, because Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example, so that you might follow in his steps.
John 8:12 Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”
Mark 8:34 And calling the crowd to him with his disciples, he said to them, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.”
*All Scripture in ESV