1 Samuel 14:7 And his armourbearer said unto him, Do all that is in thine heart: turn thee; behold, I am with thee according to thy heart.
Living in Michigan in the winter, we often get a lot of snow. Growing up, the garage my dad kept his car in was not attached to our house. On Sunday morning when it was time to go to church my dad would go out, open the garage and back the car out. He would then leave it running to warm up while he came back in the house for a few minutes. Then he would say something like, “Ok let’s get going,” and we would all head out to the car. As I stepped out the back door, I would try to put my little feet in the footprints where my dad’s feet had been. I knew if I could get my foot into his footprint, I would not get snow in my shoes which always left my feet cold the rest of the morning. I did not even have to look where I was going because I knew if I followed his tracks they would lead to where he wanted me to be. Occasionally I would trip and step out of his big steps, but I would get up and keep trying until I got to the car.
The armourbearer in our verse today knew that to follow the heart and the footsteps of his leader would take him where he needed to be. In life we must know whom we are following. We must also know we are all leading someone who is hot on our trail.
Oh, that we might have more men and women today, who would live their lives as to be leading people to God. We are all leaders of someone, while at the same time we are all followers of someone. Where are you leading others? You can know this by deciding whom it is you are following.
Imagine for a moment that you hear a child’s voice behind you that said, “Do whatever you heart desires: I am going to do that too.” Might it change what you do today? You are leading someone, even today.
THROUGH THE BIBLE ACCELERATED READING (O.T.-1/N.T. & PS.-2/Prov.-Monthly)
1 Samuel 14 / Psalm 108 / Proverbs 11 / Romans 6, 7
THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
2 Samuel 7-10 / Luke 23:27-56
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