Today's Reading: Mark 1
Key Verse: Mark 1:17
Then Jesus said to them, "Follow Me, and I will make you become fishers of men."
The word "immediately" is repeated seven times here. "Seven Times". Do you think that God is seeking our attention and wants to motivate us to ACTION?
From the moment Simon (Peter), Andrew, James and John met Jesus, their priorities were radically changed. Number one is Jesus! And Jesus, Himself, takes on the job of MAKING these fishermen "fishers of MEN." "IMMEDIATELY they left their nets and followed HIM" (Mark 1:18).
"What Would Jesus Do?" became most important to them ("WWJD"). Jesus delivered a man from an unclean spirit; He emphasized Peter's family as a priority by healing his mother-in-law; Jesus healed people and cast out demons; Jesus rose early to pray privately; Jesus preached; Jesus recognized the role of the Jewish priest, and much more.
Follow Him and He makes us all He desires us to become.
PRAYER FOR TODAY:
Lord Jesus, You promised to "make me" as long as I follow You. Here I am, Your follower. Doing this blog daily is one way I'm following Your Word and Your work. I pray that You will live in me and work through me today. There are immediate needs all around me. Please help me not to procrastinate but to act today with all the love and power with which You are loving and acting. I pray this in Your Name, Jesus. Amen!
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