Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Matthew 4:18-22 Go Fish!

Jesus Calls His First Disciples
18 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 fishermen. 19 "Come, follow me," Jesus said, "and I will send you out to fish for people." 20 At once they left their nets and followed him.
21 Going on from there, he saw two other brothers, James son of Zebedee and his brother John. They were in a boat with their father Zebedee, preparing their nets. Jesus called them, 22 and immediately they left the boat and their father and followed him.

Just a thought...
Today the call of the Lord has not changed. He still says 'Follow me', and adds, 'whoever of you does not renounce all that he has cannot be my disciple'. In realtime this does not mean a physical departure from our homes or  jobs. It implies rather an inner surrender of both. Its a refusal to allow either family or ambition to occupy the first place in our lives.God is to be our center of our thoughts and hearts. When God is the center of our lives its easier to then do as Jesus tells us. Jesus tells us to be fisherman of people and that we are to go and catch people for Him.We often we want to clean them first. Jesus tells us catch them and His Spirit will do the cleaning for us. Our journey is blessed when we put the Lord first and follow His perfect example!

Prayer: Dear Lord, Help me to put You first in my life so that I may follow you and be a fisher of men! Amen

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