Farm Wife Devotions: Christ Follower

FWD: Christ Follower

We are many things.

A wife. A mother. A farmer. A care taker. A role model. A Christ follower.

Each of us has our own "super suits," we wear and there are verses and passages in the bible that pertains to each one of them. My pastor likes to say that the Bible is our manual to life.

But, what about our "Christ Follower" role?

During my confirmation classes there were a few verses that stood out to me;

John 3:16 "For God so loved the world he gave his only son and whomever believes in him shall have eternal life."

John 14:6 "I am the way, the truth, and the light. No one may come to the father except through me."

Mark 12:28-31 "One of the teachers of the law came and heard them debating. Noticing that Jesus had given them a good answer, he asked him, “Of all the commandments, which is the most important?” “The most important one,” answered Jesus, “is this: ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.”

Those three passages sum up the role of being a Christ follower.

We first must believe that Jesus Christ is our Lord and Savior and it is only because of, and through acknowledgment of his sacrifice that we are saved.

Secondly we must unreservedly, wholeheartedly, and unconditionally love God as our father.

Thirdly we must love and treat each other as we would our own selves and just as Jesus loves each of us.

Those three, simple things are at the core of our belief and should be the focus of how we live our lives, above all else.

In Jesus's name, Amen.

FWD Contributor: Laura

Today's Farm Wife Devotion was written and shared with us by Laura Tilly a fellow rural sister in agriculture! Thank you so much Laura for sharing your heart with us!

Laura Tilly hales from SE Wisconsin. She is a wife, mother, caretaker, riding instructor, and horse trainer. She wears many uniforms and loves them all. She grew up on a hobby farm and aspires to have her own farm with her family some day; raising beef, pork, poultry, vegetables, fruit, and being generally self sufficient along with breeding, raising, training, and showing Arabians. Her faith in God helps her get through each day with a sense of peace and a sense of humor. Without that she'd be lost. She look forward with sharing her thoughts with all of her fellow sisters in agriculture and sisters in Christ.

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