The first step to being a faithful follower of Jesus is to understand how he wants you to live. The bible says that "Jesus said, I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to Father except through me." (John 14:6) This means that how you live your life should be based on how Jesus lived his life.
What does it mean to be a faithful follower?
To be a faithful follower of Christ means that you must put him first in your life. You are to love him by following His commandments “If you love me, keep my commands." (John 14:15)
The bible says "He must become greater; I must become less." (John 14:30) This means that following Christ requires us not only be obedient in our actions but also stay humble and keep God as our main priority.
Being a follower of Jesus is also about knowing how he wants us to live our lives not how we want them to be lived or how society thinks they should be led.
What is required to be a faithful follower of Jesus?
You must put God above your own will and desires, which is how you allow Him to show you how to live your life.
You must be willing to submit yourself and follow His commands, even if it means that you have to "become less" in the process.
Following Jesus also requires discipline, as it you need to have daily genuine relationship with the Holy Spirit. This mens, being conscious about His presence everywhere you go, not allowing cares to fill your mind with fear, doubt and unbelief, but allowing His word to change your mind. This will allow you to make the right decisions for your life.
A true Christian is not perfect all the time, but they do their best to be the best person they could possibly be with the help of the Holy Spirt. They recognise that without Him they can't do nothing for the Lord.
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Be a follower of Christ
Being a faithful follower of Jesus is not about living your life perfectly, but in the process of following him you will find freedom and forgiveness. God loves humanity so much that he sent his son to die for us. The only requirement is our willingness to accept this gift by turning from sin and committing ourselves wholly to Christ as Lord and Savior. When we do this, we become "new creatures" in Him (2 Corinthians 5:17). We are still human beings with all the same struggles, temptations, failings, and limitations; but now we walk through them differently because they no longer define who we are or what defines success. All glory goes back to God!