Monday, September 10, 2018

Mark 1:16-18 NIV 2011

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. “Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will send you out to fish for people.” At once they left their nets and followed him.

 

Jesus called two fishermen to follow Him. These brothers were His first two disciples. The Sea of Galilee plays a large part in Jesus ministry. Six miles wide and fourteen miles long, it is fed by the Jordan River. Simon became Peter after Jesus gave him a new name just as God changed Abram to Abraham and Jacob to Israel in Genesis. The call to discipleship was given with specific directions and expectations. Their commitment included complete surrender of their lives to Jesus. Luke 5:11, “So they pulled their boats up on the shore, left everything and followed him.” Commitment to Christ creates course-correction.

 

Making a commitment to Christ has been a life long call to action. He’s led me to be a fisher of people for Him. Walking with Him daily, I’ve had the distinct honor to serve in many different capacities within my churches and BSF. Whether it’s a women’s Bible study with friends, helping children at VBS lift their voices in praise to the Lord or loving my family and friends, He’s my model. My commitment to Christ offered me a life changing course-correction.

 

How does course-correction challenge us?

 

Christ changes our lives,

S

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