Friday, November 19, 2010

Daily devotional: Follow Jesus immediately

Scripture
At once they left their nets and followed him.
Matthew 4:20 NIV (see also v.22)

Observation
It is striking to me that Peter, Andrew, James, and John all immediately left their job, previous life, and pursuits when Jesus called them to follow Him. I know I tend to waffle reluctantly as I evaluate and weigh the cost. I wonder if I would have immediately followed if I was there when Jesus called His disciples, or if I would have been like the disciple in Matthew 8:21 that wanted to wrap things up before shifting his focus to Jesus.

Application
Listen carefully to the promptings of the Holy Spirit and follow the Lord immediately.

Prayer
Lord, thank you for this beautiful weather for the coming weekend. Thank you for blessing me so generously. You are awesome and worthy of all praise, glory, and honor. Please speak to me, and help me not to pause reluctantly but rather to follow You immediately and wholeheartedly when You call me. I love you!

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