Following His Steps

Richard Thetford

Christian living is a life that is conformed to the teaching and example of Jesus Christ. In Romans 8:29, the apostle Paul writes, “For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren.” In this verse we learn that we are to be “conformed” to the very image of Jesus. In 1 Peter 2:21, Peter writes, “For to this you were called, because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that you should follow His steps.” When we conform ourselves in his image then we should also follow His steps. It inspires me when I see Christians, young and old, living for Christ in all aspects of their life. It is comforting to read God’s Holy and inspired Word which teaches us how to live for Him and then seeing others putting His Word into practice in their life. A smile comes to my face when I see Christians dressed appropriately and walking in the steps of Jesus. On the other hand, it is discouraging when Christians are not trying to conform themselves in the image of Christ and are certainly not following His steps. I want to encourage all Christians to THINK about everything that we do. Can God really see that we are living for Christ in ALL aspects of our life? Let’s be determined to live our lives in such a way that it will bring a smile to the lives of all Christians, and more importantly to Jesus!