Blog 50 / Our High Calling

Following the Lamb

He leadeth me, He leadeth me, By His own hand He leadeth me.
His faithful foll’wer I would be, For by His hand He leadeth me.

 I love this old hymn and its refrain. What a blessed thought indeed that God leads us. Here’s the deal: He leads, we follow. And what a worthy prayer goal–to be a faithful follower of Christ, the Lamb of God

There have been believers throughout the ages who made it their life’s ambition to “follow the Lamb whithersoever He goeth” (Rev 14:4). Although this reference refers to the 144,000 witnesses in Revelation, the principle of following Christ and trusting and obeying Him holds true for all believers.

What a wonderful thing to be numbered among those who have made it their life goal to “follow the Lamb whithersoever He goeth,” no matter what the cost.

And what of the cost? Surely it would mean not setting foot in any place the Lamb would not go. It would mean not feeding our minds with things the Lamb would not feed upon. It would certainly mean a willingness to follow a path less traveled no matter how difficult or steep the pathway might become.

The Lamb may lead us to scale the heights away from a life of ease and pleasure. Would we go with Him? The air would be scarce. So as not to waste precious breath we would have to let go of carrying needless baggage and chasing empty pursuits.

Going “whithersoever He goeth” will surely mean a narrowing of interests and focus so as not to lose sight of the Lamb. And how easy it would be to lose sight of Him. Many easier paths will continually tempt us away from following the Lamb. While such pathways might bring more ease and questionable pleasures, they would offer lesser joys and empty rewards.

The question for each of us is, “Am I willing to follow the Lamb whithersoever He goeth? Am I willing to choose a life no matter how difficult it is on the flesh?” Is there really a choice?  As another old hymn clearly states: “Trust and obey for there’s NO other way!”


Colin Stott
GRN Global Prayer Coordinator

read colin’s previous blogs:
nothing is impossible with god – blog 49
It is a wonderful life – blog 48
Listening for the master’s voice – blog 47
prayer and unbelief – blog 46
Our Motivation in Praying for the Lost – blog 45
demolishing strongholds – blog 44
overcome evil with good- blog 43
dealing with strongholds – blog 42
when our prayers go unanswered – blog 41
key to unanswered prayer – blog 40
prayer and The bride – blog 39
The Battle is the Lord’s – blog 38
praying for workers – blog 37
finding time to pray – blog 36
when the church is under attack – blog 35
FEASTING and FASTING – blog 34
why ask for what we already have? – blog 32
is anyone praying for them? – blog 31
delays are part of answered prayer – blog 30
weapons of our warfare – blog 29
Keeping our spiritual fervor – blog 28
days of great harvest – blog 27
not i but christ – blog 26
what if – Blog 25
praying scripture – Blog 24
Prayer and obedience -Blog 23
the Prayer warrior – Blog 22
time alone with god – Blog 21
last resort – Blog 20
Prayer with rejoicing faith – Blog 19
travel the world through Prayer – Blog 18
lord, break me – Blog 17
ye have not because ye ask not – Blog 16
our Prayers reveal our heart – Blog 15
church of the living god – Blog 14
when we Pray for the lost – Blog 13
more than meets the eye – Blog 12
sugar cubes and  Prayer – Blog 11
it’s a wonderful life – Blog 10
the longings of god – Blog 9
praising god before he answers – Blog 8
no place like home – Blog 7
praying for god’s glory – Blog 6
are we known as formidable opponents – Blog 5
sugar cubes and Prayer – Blog 4
rejocing over god with singing – Blog 3
the indispensable Prayers of the church – Blog 2
the glorious end – Blog 1