Matthew 4:20 And they straightway left their nets, and followed him.
Jesus comes by. He says simply, follow me and I will make you fishers of men. They immediately leave their livelihood and follow Him.
This makes me ask myself several questions about us and our desire to serve God. I hope you will answer these questions and apply them to your life!
Are you willing to leave what you have to serve God or are you more attached to your things than you are to God?
Do you show your love for God and lack of love for your things by giving sacrificially?
Do you obey God quickly when He speaks to you?
Do you take seriously His will for your life?
Do you listen to hear if He is speaking?
Do you try to rationalize the preaching, the teaching, the Bible reading, as being for someone else so that you do not have to take it seriously?
Do you ever think that the reason your spiritual life is cold and you are withdrawn from the things of God could have anything to do with your lack of obedience?
Today you will go into the house of God. Have a different attitude. Enter saying, God if you will speak your servant will listen. Not only will I listen but I will obey.
Following you and being used of you means more to me than anything of the things that you have given me. You speak and I will obey!