Day 5: Follow Me

Mark 1:16-20 (NIV)
16 As Jesus walked beside the Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and his brother Andrew casting a net into the lake, for they were fishermen. 17 “Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will send you out to fish for people.” 18 At once they left their nets and followed him.
19 When he had gone a little farther, he saw James son of Zebedee and his brother John in a boat, preparing their nets. 20 Without delay he called them, and they left their father Zebedee in the boat with the hired men and followed him.

“The good news isn’t a message, it’s an invitation. It’s ‘follow me’. Salvation is not just being saved from something, but that you’re saved into something. That’s what we’re proclaiming: ‘God, you’ve saved me into a whole new life, into a calling, the things of your heart, a whole new way of living, what you desire to do, your purpose and plans.’ We can’t stop at ‘thank you God for doing this in my life in the past’ – we’ll die if we stay there. The good news is that God saves us into the new things he’s doing, the next step. That’s why Jesus says ‘follow me.’” [Adapted from P. Nate’s message]

Prayer: Father, thank you that your good news continues each day in our lives, because you are always inviting us into life with you. Help us to respond to your invitation at once and follow you. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Let’s worship Jesus to “Ready For You” by Worship Central (click here).