Posted by: rcottrill | December 31, 2012

Where He Leads I’ll Follow


  1. Wonderfully said. Thank you. It is a nice way to begin my day. God bless you and your ministry. Amen.

    • Thanks for your encouragement. God’s blessings in the coming year.

  2. In a practical sense, which with the Lord is the only sense, starting the day with Him in anticipation of what He is going to do with your life that day, consulting Him when making decisions and including Him in everything you do is what is involved. When we do this, the gain is remaining within His will for us and when we don’t do this, we open ourselves up for worldly and Satanic influences and become “loose cannons”.

    • It’s well said, and I agree. But one thing that seems to be missing with regard to “the gain,” is a warmth of fellowship with our loving Saviour. Ogden’s hymn seems to radiate this aspect.

  3. Thank you for this helpful commentary on William Ogden’s song about leading and following Christ! I have gleaned from it for a devotion with Ladies this week in Charlotte, NC. Our focus is on different aspects of God leading us … and this month was on ‘following’! If God is leading ~ we should be following! We had already talked about His being the ‘best Leader’ ~ and that His Presence would go with us through trials & temptations. This song emphasizes His love and kindness (in reality ~ not fiction) ~ and with that, who can resist the loving command to follow Him!?

    • I’m always glad when something I’ve written (or preached) is a help and a blessing to others. Thanks for letting me know. I’ll remember your ladies group in prayer in my morning devotions tomorrow. God bless.


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