Saturday, January 4, 2014

Leaving Everything to Follow Him

"As Jesus was walking beside the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon called Peter and his brother Andrew.  They were casting a net into the lake, for they were fisherman.  'Come, follow me,' Jesus said, 'and I will send you out to fish for people.'  At once they left their nets and followed him."
Matthew 4:18-20 (TNIV)

Immediately, they dropped everything to follow.  They did not even know, "the rest of the story."  They did not know how things would turn out.  They did not know the end of the story.  They did not have the New Testament they could read and know how the end turns out.  They only had The Old Testament scrolls, oral stories about God's faithfulness to His people, and their faith.

So, what's our problem?  We do have both the Old and New Testaments and know how the story ends.  We know God wins in the end.  So what is our problem?  When Jesus calls, why don't we drop everything "at once" to follow?

Luke 9:23 says:
"If any of you want to walk My path, you’re going to have to deny yourself. You’ll have to take up your cross every day and follow Me" (Voice)

Every single day . . .May I be willing to listen and follow every day (and drop everything at once when He calls)

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