“Follow (John 1:37)” 2/01/2014

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Written by BJ Richardson for “The River Walk”  @  http://tworiversblog.com/ 

Follow (John 1:37)

by BJ

Follow

Read: Job 19:1 – 21:34

When John’s two disciples heard this, they followed Jesus. (John 1:37)

Relate: I’m a chicken. There is no other way around it. I am just too scared to step out and do what I believe God is truly calling me to do. For years now my heart has been to just pack my bags and go. I want to get a one way ticket out of here and land somewhere where I can do some practical service work in the daytime (orphanage, shelter, etc) and then continue to write in the evenings. It is what my heart is longing to do and I firmly believe God is behind that longing. Yet day after day goes by and I’m still here. Unlike me, John’s two disciples showed no hesitation. As soon as John pointed to Jesus, they up and left. The same is true in the other gospels when Jesus calls the fishermen, and Levi the tax collector. They all dropped what they were doing and followed Him.

React: I hesitate. Most of us do. But those times when I have stepped out, those times when I have taken a risk, He has come through in ways beyond my imagination. I read stories and see testimonies of those who dared greatly, and I know that I know that I know that God is faithful. I know it. I do. But still I hesitate. Do you? What is God calling you to? If you knew that you could not possibly fail, what would you risk for Him? What steps can you take today to move towards fulfilling that dream? God is calling us all to so much more. Will we follow?

Respond: 

Spirit lead me where my trust is without borders, let me walk upon the waters wherever You would call me. Take me deeper than my feet could ever wander and my faith would be made stronger in the presence of my Savior. God, let this be more than a song. Let it be our motto. Help me to follow You immediately and without hesitation in both the big and the small things of life. Pull me out of my comfort zone and wreck my life. Because I’m not really living if I am not fully following You.

About BJ

The River Walk, (tworiversblog.com) is a devotional/informational outreach for Two Rivers, a new church that launched in the Binghamton area February, 2013.

 

 

About Godsmanforever

I present posts about God's Word, with a personal focus on how God's grace is received through saving faith in the Lord Jesus Christ... Sinners must understand and obey the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ... See this link for more... https://godsmanforever.com/2014/10/26/the-truth-about-sin-10262014-by-bruce-reposted-from-7112013/
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