As Jesus was walking beside the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon called Peter and his brother Andrew. They were casting a net into the lake, for they were fishermen. “Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will send you out to fish for people.” At once they left their nets and followed him. —Matthew 4:18-20

             What were you doing when Jesus called you?  I remember what I was doing.  It was 1979 and I was in on the Island of Eleuthera in the Bahamas finishing up a four year hitch with the Seabees of the Navy.  My roommate had just called on the Lord for salvation and used to leave his New Testament on the desk in our room.  When he was out of the room I would pick it up and read it.  Our Lord used what I read to convict me and call me to Himself.

            One of the main points of His calling was that I was to be a priest.  Now with my religious background that skewed what thet meant.  Later, of course, I learned from God’s Word that every follower of Jesus is part of “a holy priesthood, offering spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ” (I Peter 2:5) — “But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for God’s own possession, to proclaim the virtues of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light. Once you were not a people, but now you are the people of God; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy” (I Peter 2:9-10).   

I was called to proclaim Him.  I was called to follow Jesus and fish for men… and so were you.  Not only proclaim and fish for men, but also to make disciples (Matthew 28:18-20).   So… how are we doing with the calling He has called us to?  May we seek to grow in His desires for us and be lovingly faithful and obedient.  Yes, Dear Father, this is my desire and so be it by the power of Your Holy Spirit and in the authority of Your Son Jesus.

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