Friday 11-11-2011 City of Rosario, National Assemblies of God Conference
Today we read Psalm 122 and 1 Cor 9 - 11
S. 1 Cor 11:1 And you should follow my example, just as I follow Christ's. NLT
O. Paul was both a follower and a leader. He knew Who’s example he should follow and was aware of the responsibility to have hundreds and, yes, thousands of followers.
A. I, too, am both a follower and a leader. We all are, whether we like it or not. Many are following the habits of their parents. Their dad was a drinker and beat up on their mother and they are most likely to do the same if they also become a drinker. Or their mother was a friend to everyone and kind to children and you are the same. History seems to repeat itself in the following generation. I was fortunate to have Christian parents. My big brother was my hero. He was 11 years old than me. Played the piano beautifully, got top grades in school, and was a self-disciplined Christian in the military service. I had a head-start over many. I was following a good example.
P. Dear Lord, You gave me a loving Christian mother and father. Many do not have the same advantages. Even so, I cannot say, like Paul, “Imitate me, as I imitate Christ.” I can only encourage others to look to You and follow You. But I do ask You to help me be a careful follower of Yours and that my influence on others may draw them toward You. Amen.