Come, Follow Me

Mark 1:17

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And Jesus said to them, “Follow Me, and I will make you become fishers of men.”

Mark 1:17, LSB

God doesn’t call us to remain living and doing as always. God calls us and gives us gifts to do what He desires for us to do. We give nothing to God, but our own free will, ourselves. It isn’t a prayer for God to make us better in our way, but to transform us in His way. When Jesus called Simon Peter, James, and John to become “fishers of men,” He didn’t expect them to continue to do things the way they had to catch fish. Jesus was calling them to something different. There was a giving up, a leaving behind of something, and stepping into something new. Can God use you where you are? Most certainly, but it won’t be the same, you won’t be the same. Our calling is to abide and listen to His calling, “Come!” When we hear it and follow it, He will use us to call others to Himself. Our lives will be different and we will attract those who our Lord is seeking. He will use our words and our actions to reflect Him. We are called to hand over our lives to Jesus. Not just a little, but wholly and trust in His promise and His care. Simon Peter, James, and John had no clue what God was going to do in their lives, if they had they may have resisted. When we are not resistant, but let our Lord guide us, He will take care of everything and will give us His peace.

Let us pray. I thank you, my heavenly Father, through Jesus Christ, your dear Son, that you have kept me this night from all harm and danger, and I ask you to protect me this day also from sin and every evil, that in all I do today, I may please you. For into your hands, I commend myself, my body and soul, and all that is mine. Let your holy an

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