As I was reading and answering questions for my BSF lesson,* I came across this little bit that I wanted to share with you.
While walking by the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon (who is called Peter) and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea, for they were fishermen. And he said to them, “Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men. Immediately they left their nets and followed him. And going on from there he saw two other brothers, James the son of Zebedee and John his brother, in the boat with Zebedee their father, mending their nets, and he called them. Immediately they left the boat and their father and followed him.Matthew 4:18-22 ESV**
Notice how they just left their work and their families? They had the faith to follow Jesus upon the call He gave them.
Living by faith is that no matter what comes our way, we can walk with Jesus knowing that He will provide for our needs along the journey.
Following Him isn’t a once in a lifetime thing (although… the experience might be categorized as such because nothing in this world compares to the love of Jesus… just sayin’!), following Him is an everyday thing.
We’re constantly leaving our desires and our work on our plans to go and choose to follow Him and do His kingdom work. We can’t wait for someone else to do it.
God called you today to be His hands and feet. To be the light that people see out there (even if it’s under a mask right now).
I just want to encourage you through this word today, as I was encouraged and convicted, to not give up and to walk with Him. Follow Jesus and He will provide for you. Trust Him today.
*BSF = Bible Study Fellowship. You can find a class and lessons near you (there are virtual options everywhere) and can learn more about God through Genesis @ myBSF.org
**I’ve recently bought a new Bible to study from and use during church (my church uses ESV and I’ve had NLT). I’m SUPER happy with my choice though. ESV has been great, but really this study Bible has been an asset to me with the additional notes and commentary that I hadn’t had before. I still use NLT mainly but I’ve been using ESV more and more… I may end up going to ESV for my blog scriptures, but I’ll see! 🙂