Friday, December 3, 2010


In Matthew 4:19, Jesus says, “…Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.” He was directing this statement toward two fishermen by the names of Simon called Peter, and Andrew, his brother.
This statement has echoed down through the annals of time to every individual who has ever given their lives to the cause of Christ. His mission, His purpose, and His passion must be the driving force behind all we are and do.

The fine line that we must be so careful of is that we do not become so consumed with His cause, that we forget His desire. His cause is to reach others who do not know Him – but His ultimate desire is relationship with us.

(Reminder from 'Sam')
While His mission is vital to why we follow Him, we cannot forget the importance of first following Him. Could it be that we have become so consumed with fishing for men (mission), while in reality, God is fishing for communion with us (relationship)?

We must never forget that it is HE who will make us fishers of men – not our own abilities and talents. Scripture did not say that Peter and Andrew…straightway left their nets and immediately became fishers of men. It said in vs. 19, ‘they straightway left their nets, and followed HIM.’  He is the one who makes us into what we are supposed to be. Our commandment is to simply…Follow.

- Not the latest trend.
- Not the ‘coolest’ churches.
- Not the ‘guy or gal’ who has it going on.
- Not what someone else says or does.


Christ. Period.

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May we never become so consumed with our mission that we forget about His desire for relationship with His children. Just follow.

Matthew 6:33
Seek the kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and He will give you everything you need. (NLT)

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