Hi and welcome to day 6 of our count down (up) to Christmas. Today I really want to get real with you all. This may get long, but I’ll aim to keep it short and simple.
Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals,and over all the creatures that move along the ground.”
So God created mankind in his own image in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.
We are made in the image of God. God made man and woman to rule of the other creatures together. This topic of the sixth day will be my main focus for our sixth day devotion.
I made this devotion for Sunday Sessions but God told me to postpone it and cover that “All of Me” topic. But today I will take a look at a few songs but my main focus will be the Sanctus Real song, “Lead Me”. This song moved me the first time I heard it and it still does. So, let’s jump in then!
Lead Me- Sanctus Real
Lead Me. Two simple words that are very easy to say, but much harder to live out. What does leading look like?
Lead- verb, 1: ’cause (a person or animal) to go with one by holding them by the hand, a halter, a rope, etc. while moving forward.’ Dictionary definition.
‘I look around and see my wonderful life
Almost perfect from the outside
In picture frames I see my beautiful wife
But on the inside, I can hear her saying…’
So ever since I first heard this song I loved it. Sure, people liked to tell me that it a song about marriage and it shouldn’t mean anything to me, but that is far from the truth. This song reminds us that we can’t live this life alone, we need God. This song is a prayer in my heart, that God would be first in every area in my life.
I stuff up and my friends and my family will be more than happy to give you some examples. I can beat myself up over these things but I have got to remember that there is more to life than relying on myself and my strength.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
And lean not on your own understanding;
In all your ways acknowledge Him,
And He shall direct your paths.
When I am weak God is strong. In this devotion I would like to cover our relationships; with God, our family and our friends. Although I am still young and I am not married, I would still like to discuss these topics.
We are called to lead our families and our friends. Often I find myself doubting what I am really doing. Am I really leading my friends, or am I just messing them around? To lead the ones we love we need to first become followers. Jesus calls us all to be followers not leaders. So to become able to lead we need to follow Jesus above everything else.
‘…Lead me with strong hands
Stand up when I can’t
Don’t leave me hungry for love
Chasing dreams, what about us?
That I’m still the love of your life
I know we call this our home
But I still feel alone…’
Lead- noun, 1: ‘the initiative in an action; an example for others to follow.’
We need to Lead our families and friends, but sometimes we don’t feel qualified. God, why me? But all I can ask is that He would lead me! I pray that God would give me the strength and the courage to lead my friends and my family. I know that one day I will have a family of my own and I pray that I am a strong dad and husband, that my family can lean on. I pray that I would be able to stand up and lead my friends with the wisdom and love that Jesus has.
God calls us to lead the ones closest to us and also the ones that are far. Are you ready to lead with strong hands? Stand up when they can’t Don’t leave they hungry for love, Chasing dreams, what about us? Show them that you’re willing to fight? That they’re still the love of your life?