In the last two years, I’ve had the opportunity to explain to our small school community my reasoning for choosing 1 John 2:6 as our Junior High verse.
“The one who says he abides in Him ought himself to walk in the same manner as He walked.”
There are some who might wonder, well, how did Jesus walk? The answer to that can be found in the book of Mark, chapter 10.
“For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many.”
It’s pretty simple. We were created to serve our Heavenly Father in all that we do. Whether in our academics, athletics, hobbies, etc., we were meant to serve. Jesus’ entire ministry and life was for the service of His Father. If we are called Christians, then we are to be Christ-like in all we do! WWJD…Serve!
But there is a crucial aspect to that verse in 1 John. The word “abide”. What does that mean? Pastor Greg Laurie defined this when he said, “If you want to experience God’s promises…you must dwell in the secret place of the Most High. You must remain in constant fellowship with God.” That’s the key, we must constantly be in the presence of God. If we do, our relationship with the Lord will soar, and we will not question if we should serve, but rather, seek every opportunity to serve those around us.