Was just reading Group magazine and read this from Ned Erickson
"Get to know Jesus well because the more you know Him, the more you will love Him.
And the more you love Him, the more you'll want to follow Him.
And the more you follow Him the more you become like Him.
And the more you become like Him, the more you become yourself."
Another great thought from the same magazine, a quote from George MacDonald.
"One chief cause of the amount of unbelief in the world is, that those who have seen something of the glory of Christ, set themselves to theorize concerning Him rather than to obey Him. In teaching men, they have not taught then Christ, but taught them about Christ."
MacDonald's prime directive for followers of Jesus? "Do the next good thing you know to do."