I Will Follow

I Will Follow Him

A Five Minute Friday Writing Adventure

My heart swells and beats faster when I hear Whoopie Goldberg's choir sing, "I Will Follow Him". A lump rises to my throat and it feels once again like that day when I was looking down at my bloody feet and the rocky uphill path that had torn my flesh. 

Only a few paces ahead of me stands Jesus, half-turned backward, his face lined with concern. "Do you still want to follow Me?" I feel his tenderness, and yet there is firmness in his voice. "I told you it would be lonely. You would see evil face-to-face and you would not like it."

My despair and weariness give way to peace as he holds out his hand. My feet are still bloody and my body is bleeding with open wounds, but with each step my strength returns.

Passion, even obssession, to the mission of Christ – to do our Father's business – replaces fear. It's a perfect love that causes us to lay down our lives, even every day, for our friends. I could never do this without him!

I will follow him, for I love him… because he loves me and no matter where he goes, that's where I want to be.

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This post is part of "Five Minute Friday" where we get five minutes to write on a one-word topic. Today's word is "FOLLOW" if you choose to join us, it's pretty simple. Don't worry about editing or rewriting, just let the words flow for five minutes. And then stop and share with others! Follow the link below if you'd like to give it a whirl…

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With all my love,


Susan Schiller knows how it feels to lose everything: marriage and family, church and reputation, finances and businesses, and more. Susan's upcoming, interactive memoir, "On the Way Home," tells the story of how she came to be known as "the most abused woman" her counselors had yet met and how she learned to navigate to freedom and fullness.  
Today Susan helps people write their life stories, unearthing the treasures of their past and sowing them into their future, creating new family legacies.

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Cynthia Schrage May 17, 2015 at 8:20 pm

"I told you it would be lonely."

Yup. It's been very lonely. And yet, never alone, even though it often feels like it. 

Here from FMF. Beautiful stuff. Thank you.


Anita Ojeda May 15, 2015 at 3:54 pm

Following Jesus will always bring freedom and joy–but it's not always easy.  May he continue to lead you on your journey ever closer to freedom in him.


Susan Schiller May 15, 2015 at 8:55 pm

Thank you, Anita, for the blessing. It’s never easy but it’s worth it – thanks!


Dani May 15, 2015 at 11:16 am

Hi grandma what a grart story it most be hard for you in many ways but I belive that god is gowing to take all the pains awaly so you can do anything without hert and so you can just be you and do what you whant. Ilove your story and i love you so much you are my granma forever. I love you!


Susan Schiller May 15, 2015 at 11:19 am

You are so special, Dani – thank you for these encouraging words!


Cynthia Schrage May 17, 2015 at 8:21 pm

This is the sweetest thing I've read in a long time. What a lovely, lovely thing to say.


Susan Schiller May 18, 2015 at 3:01 am

Your words are sweet and kind, Cynthia – thank you for coming by 🙂


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