John Carnline
on 08/02/2018 at 03:27 pm
Dear Heavenly Father, Thank you for sending the ultimate role model in Jesus Christ. Guide us to study His walk of life so that we can emulate His perfection. You have shown us how to live through Him. Help us to live as He did so that the younger generation can see what it is to be a true man of God. May we look to You for guidance and direction. Help us to follow You and not the ways of the world. Please touch young mens' hearts so that they develop a hunger for You. In Jesus' name, Amen.
Boyce Moses
on 08/02/2018 at 02:08 pm
Precious Lord, we come to You today to thank You for the opportunity to show younger men how to men of God. Just as we were shown by others, let us be an example of others how to live as Christian men of God. Let our lives and words inspire others to follow You and always give the glory to You. Praying in the name of the greatest example mankind has ever had, Jesus Christ! Amen

DAY 214: Leading and Following

Encourage the young men to be self-controlled. In everything set them an example by doing what is good. In your teaching show integrity, seriousness and soundness of speech that cannot be condemned, so that those who oppose you may be ashamed because they have nothing bad to say about us.  ~ Titus 2: 6-8

Every generation has been shaped by the things it sees and experiences. Rarely are words the motivator of young men, but actions and behavior are strong influencers.

We emulate and mimick what we see and pick up on what is shown to us. Many young boys and young men adopt the behaviors of the people and influences in their lives. 

As we stand before our community, it's our duty to "show" what integrity looks like. To demonstrate our words through consistent actions. 

To make an impact, you need to learn from other believers who are more mature than you, and you need to mentor believers who are younger than you.  Both of which should be emulating Christ. 

Who are you following? And who are you leading?