The earliest disciples were called followers of The Way, which is important because Christianity was never meant to be just another religion, but a Way. It’s both a journey and the path you walk on. It’s not static but in constant motion; it’s not just one choice but a lifetime of choices. We’ve not reached our destination, our best life, our God-given potential but we are always on the way … and we are called to make a way for others to join us. We are called to follow not formulate … follow the way of the One who is The Way … The Truth and The Life. In Matt 4:19 Jesus said “Come follow me,” to his first disciples, and he says the same to us today. It’s a walk with him and we’re all just on the way. It’s not always easy but it’s always that simple.
In what ways may you have over-complicated what following Jesus looks like?
Father, thank you that you sent Jesus to show us The Way and that by your grace and through your Spirit we can walk with him daily. Help us, Holy Spirit, to simply walk with Jesus every day. May we be followers of The Way and may we show others the way too.