The GB Aim. Following
The aim of The Girls’ Brigade is to help girls to become followers of the Lord Jesus Christ and through self control, reverence and a sense of responsibility to find true enrichment of life.
The boat and the path
Two friends jumped off a small boat onto the beach of a holiday island. The plan for the day was to do a circular walk, and then to catch the boat back to their holiday home. Immediately a dilemma hit them, there were two paths away from the beach. Both were, in fact, going in the same direction but went either side of a large sand dune. One went one way, but of course the friend went the other! When the path re-joined the inevitable argument ensued. ‘We always go MY way, you chose the wrong path’. (It wasn’t their first trip to this place.) As you can imagine it took a while for the friends to relax their point of view enough to accept that the other had the right to an opinion too!
In that instance neither way ahead was particularly important. At the end of the day it was an unimportant issue. Yet is was hard at the time for either friend to allow the other to lead the way.
Colossians 2: 6-7 “… continue to live in Him.”
John 13: 35 “… By this all men will know that you are my disciples.”
Having begun to follow Jesus, the journey can only continue as we actively follow Him. Responding to His initial call is the starting point. Learning to hear and respond to Jesus is how we then become real followers or ‘disciples’. This will develop as we commit ourselves to personal fellowship with God, and with other Christians. It may mean facing challenging decisions about the way we live. Being a disciple requires an acceptance that Jesus knows and decides the way ahead.
Am I following Jesus?
- Am I willing to actively allow Jesus to lead the way I live my life?
- Am I committed to relationships and involvement with other Christians which help me to grow as a disciple?
- Is there anything in my life that is preventing me from following Christ – what action do I need to take to address this?
When a girl is unsure of how she should react or behave in a certain situation would she see you as someone obviously following Jesus’ leading through life?
Could you help her to hear and respond to Jesus?
Matthew 5: 1-14
In Mt 5: 1-14 Jesus teaches his disciples much about how to live as followers. Read the passage through, and ask the Holy Spirit to lead you forward as a real follower. Are there changes to be made?
Dear Lord Jesus you are worth following! Thank you that you want to lead my life, and will teach me to be a disciple. Help me to respond to your voice and let go of any attitude or action that prevents me from following you.