Matthew 4:18-22 (NLT Bible)… 18 One day as Jesus was walking along the shore of the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers—Simon, also called Peter, and Andrew—throwing a net into the water, for they fished for a living. 19 Jesus called out to them, “Come, follow me, and I will show you how to fish for people!” 20 And they left their nets at once and followed him.
21 A little farther up the shore he saw two other brothers, James and John, sitting in a boat with their father, Zebedee, repairing their nets. And he called them to come, too. 22 They immediately followed him, leaving the boat and their father behind.
Jesus says to the first disciples, “come”, inviting them into a conversation, suggesting that they join him on a journey, asking them to consider another life beyond fishing.
Jesus still ask us to “come” with him; to follow and listen and obey. It often requires us to take the first step; to make the first move. More often than not, it requires us to get out of our comfort zones and our routines and put our trust in Jesus. He knows what he is doing and where he is going and where he wants us to go.
Jesus invites you to come… come along for the adventure of a lifetime. You are never too young or old to take the first step!
“The pursuit of God is not a part-time, weekend exercise. If it is, chances are you will experience a part-time, weekend freedom. Abiding requires a kind of staying power. The pursuit is relentless. It hungers and thirsts. It pants as the deer after the mountain brook. It takes the kingdom by storm...The pursuit of God is a pursuit of passion. Indifference will not do. To abide in the Word is to hang on tenaciously. A weak grip will soon slip away. Discipleship requires staying power. We sign up for duration. We do not graduate until heaven.” R.C. Sproul