Are you a Believer or Follower of Jesus Christ?
The Sea of Galilee
I heard a question one time from Charles Stanley that opened my eyes. He asked, "If someone was to ask you about your personal relationship with Jesus Christ; are you a believer or a follower; which of these two words would come to mind first? My answer was a believer. I had really never focused on the word follower before. Yes, it's true that in order be a follower you have to be a believer. Unfortunately, many people stop at that point of just believing. You can live the Christian life and miss God's primary purpose plan for your life. An idea of a Christian can be many things. If you believe you can believe a lot of things, but when you say I'm a follower of Jesus Christ that narrows it straight down a single path. You couldn't mean but only one thing that you are a follower of Jesus Christ.