Day Five: Same Call, Different Stories

John 21:19-22 (NLT)Jesus said this to let [Peter] know by what kind of death he would glorify God. Then Jesus told him, “Follow me.” Peter turned around and saw behind them the disciple Jesus loved… Peter asked Jesus, “What about him, Lord?” Jesus replied, “If I want him to remain alive until I return, what is that to you? As for you, follow me.”

“God does not issue his call for a season, but for a lifetime. Service for the kingdom begins at the moment we receive Jesus and continues until the Father calls us home. What does this look like? In detail, it is different for each person. Some are called to serve where they grew up; others are called to journey thousands of miles away. Some live in hardship and lose their life for the faith, like Peter who died for the faith, while others live a long life, like John who apparently died of old age. What is the same for all is the call that discipleship should have priority over everything else.” [D. Bock, NIVAC Luke, p. 289]

What are the priorities in your life that you are challenged to reorder?

Let’s worship to “More to Come” by Kristian Stanfill (Click here).

Let’s pray: God, we believe there is more to come for each one of us, more of our stories that are yet to be seen. We look forward to life in you and through you. In Jesus’ name, amen.

– AK