Verse for Today:
14 After John was put in prison, Jesus went into Galilee, proclaiming the good news of God. 15 “The time has come,” he said. “The kingdom of God is near. Repent and believe the good news!” 16 As Jesus walked beside the Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and his brother Andrew casting a net into the lake, for they were fishermen. 17 “Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will make you fishers of men.” 18 At once they left their nets and followed him. – Mrk 1:14-18
How did you receive your calling to to your current job? Was it a friend who hanged out with you in the part? We all receive a calling to do a job, whether that is an interview you had or you had this great idea of a passion you always wanted to pursue. Needless to say it changes you, takes you places (took me over the word to different cities) it makes you meet weird and wonderful people.
Here Jesus calls His first disciples. He says first of all to follow Him. So what does that mean?
Follow – To come or go after; proceed behind. To accept the guidance, command, or leadership of someone.To engage in (a trade or occupation); work at.
Ok so they were fishermen. So when Jesus calls them from a worldly endeavour to a spiritual endeavour. Jesus gave these first disciples the real purpose for living to fish for people for God.
Why would God want people to be caught by Him. To follow in His footsteps, do what He does and love up on people torestore their relationship with Him.
Would you want to follow Jesus? Would you give up your worldly dreams to follow Him and what He wants for your life with the goal of living eternally with God?
Francis Chan compared eternity with a piece of rope illustration. Imagine having a piece of rope that goes on forever. Now there is a little piece of say 5 mm long that is colored red. Life on earth is the piece of red rope. We focus on the little 5 mm and foget the rest of the rope that goes on for eternity.
Do you get the illustration? If you do you would follow Jesus Immediately, because you get it. Are you concerned about your future? Do you plan for the future? Do you plan for retirement? Do you plan for your eternity? What is your plan of action? Do you have a spiritual plan?
So the first thing a disciple do is follow Jesus. That entails becoming a disciple by being a fisher of men. Do you know how to be a fisher of men?
Prayer for Today:
Lord thank you that you came to restore my relationship with you. Help me to follow You. Help me to live as a disciple by being a fisher of me. Help me to make it a priority in my life because that show if I really believe and have faith in God. Amen