Dropping Your Nets

20 Feb

Dropping Your Nets…

In Matthew 4, Jesus was walking along the Sea of Galilee and saw Simon and Andrew fishing. He said, “Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men.” Immediately they left their nets and followed Him.

Why did they immediately drop everything over a man they’d never seen before? The key is that it was not the first time. John 1:40 tells us that Andrew was already a follower, but apparently, he had settled back into fishing.

This is the second calling, but this time it’s going to change his life. The true disciple doesn’t just say yes to God once, but again and again and again. You need to choose Him every day. Become a disciple, pick up your cross, forsake everything, and surrender every day.

Seek Him more every day. It’s not the one-time answer that makes a disciple, it’s the continual, increasingly progressive answer. Even if you’ve said “yes” before, you can say yes today.

That yes can change your life as if it was the first time, because, for the disciple, the call of God, the answer is always for the first time.

But if serving the Lord seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your ancestors served beyond the Euphrates, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you are living. But as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord. Joshua 24:15

Today, drop your net and give Him a new yes whole heartedly and surrender yourself as if it was the first time.

Walk daily with God at your side!

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