Do you Follow? In His Word 1-30-23


Do you Follow?  In His Word 1-30-23 

We hear it said a lot that we are “better together” Why do you think that is? Is it scriptural or just a man made idea? Let’s look, In His Word!

For where two or three gather together as my followers, I am there among them.” Matthew 18:20

Well, that is  a start, but I think though the concept is there to join together in a group of two or three, its not quite what I was looking for.

Likewise, two people lying close together can keep each other warm. But how can one be warm alone? A person standing alone can be attacked and defeated, but two can stand back-to-back and conquer. Three are even better, for a triple-braided cord is not easily broken Ecclesiastes 4:11-12

That is more like it! When we are alone we can do things, but it is better to be with another person or people because together we are stronger, we are warmer, and we are better. Especially when we do it for the Lord.

So whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.  Don’t give offense to Jews or Gentiles ,or the church of God.  I, too, try to please everyone in everything I do. I don’t just do what is best for me; I do what is best for others so that many may be saved. 1 Corinthians 10:31

 Imitate me, just as I also imitate Christ. 1 Corinthians 11:1

This is why I like the whole idea of mentorship. My mentors and mentees can form a bond that is stronger than what they would have if they were floundering around. And it is that way for both ends I am told. Those whom I have mentored in the past have caused me to grow stronger, to dig deeper in the Word to be able to support them in a time of need. I would never have thought of some of the things they have told me, and I would not have known that they were there to support me as I needed the support as well.

The thing about being a mentor or mentoring is that it is not always a formal set up. Sometimes you are mentoring someone without even  knowing it.

Let’s face it we all have people we watch and learn from, and we all have people who watch us and learn from what we do or say; we just hope it’s the good stuff to copy!

The image we wish to portray is that of Christ not of ourselves.  Paul had it right when he said not to copy him but to copy Christ in him as he was imitating Christ—His mentor was Christ Himself via the Holy Spirit.

When we lead a life group, or mentor someone, or teach,  we need to portray the same Spirit as Paul did; that of God in our lives. It does not matter if you see yourself as cool or a nerd, it matters who you are in Christ. That you are willing to be used by Him as He grows you in His image is what counts the most. The Word of God says, “be sure your sins will find you out”  (Numbers 32:23) this is true the most when you have someone watching you sin. If its someone who admires you they will think you gave them a ticket to sin, or they will be devastated that you did such a thing and no longer trust you. Either way it’s a bad outcome. As Christians we know better. Yes, I did say that!  We should not walk blatantly into a sinful situation , whether it is a glass of wine that leads to another, or a fight that puts anger in our hearts, if we know to do the right thing and we do not it is sin. (James 4:17) As we lead one another we need to be sure that we are walking the walk, and not just talking the talk.


Jesus Prays for All Believers

 “I do not pray for these alone, but also for those who will believe in Me through their word;  that they all may be one, as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You; that they also may be one in Us, that the world may believe that You sent Me. And the glory which You gave Me I have given them, that they may be one just as We are one: I in them, and You in Me; that they may be made perfect in one, and that the world may know that You have sent Me, and have loved them as You have loved Me. John 17 20-23


Even Jesus mentored to us, so we could mentor to others. The over all idea is that we need to follow the steps we need to take to lead others properly, and we must first follow Jesus, and His example before we can lead someone else down the right path.

So, in order to mentor properly we must follow Christ and allow Him to be our Mentor.—one reason they suggest you be in a life group before you lead one is to get accustomed to being led by Christ through a leader so that you and I can in turn lead others in Christ.

If you do not think you can mentor anyone look around you and think again. 

You mentor your kids, people at work, anyone you talk to on a regular basis. If you stay around someone for a while you will pick up habits they have. Good or bad.

Mentoring someone in a life group, whether it’s one on one or ten on one, is encouraging them to follow Jesus- in you—


In His Love,

Teresa Wilson