Being A Follower of God
Jesus called out to them, “Come, follow me, and I will show you how to fish for people!” And they left their nets at once and followed him. – Matthew 4:19-20 (NLT)
Those who follow me all have something in common—they give up their own way of life to live the life I have for them.
Think about the disciples of Jesus, he didn’t leave them in the life they were living when he met them. Instead, He invited them to drop what they were doing and follow Him. To live a new life. Fishermen left their nets, a tax collector his collection table. In essence, each one had to left his own identity behind. Because of that they were known not as tax collectors and fishermen, but primarily as my disciples, my followers.
Think of Mother Teresa, who could have been happy teaching at a Catholic school in India, but spent most of her 87 years in the slums, with the sick, the dying, lepers and orphans.
Just as Jesus called His disciples to follow after Him, I am calling you.
I am calling you to leave behind your me-first lifestyle—to give up your own way, and choose mine. What I have in store for you is so much more fulfilling and rewarding than what you can possibly imagine right now. I want you to experience a new life, an abundant life.
Starting right now, you can begin that new life. Call out to me, let me know you are willing to follow me. Then lay down your old life and take up your new one. Let me rewrite your identity so that you can be called my disciple too.
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3 – 2 Corinthians 5:17 says, “This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!” Have you experienced this new life? Tell someone about it.