Week Five – Day 2
TODAY’S FAST – Daniel Fast (Fruits, vegetables, nuts and water only)
As I read of the calling of the first disciples in Matthew 4, I am struck by the clarity of Jesus in expressing His intent and desire for their lives. His disciples would be about fishing for the souls of people. Jesus says, “Come follow me, and I will show you how to fish for people!” This is the same invitation that Jesus extends to us today. It has always been the will and plan of our Savior that our lives would be motivated by this goal of fishing for people. That we, like He, would be consumed with and motivated by an overwhelming burden for the lostness of the souls of mankind. For it was that burden that led Jesus from the glory of the throne of Heaven, to the pain and suffering of the cross.
As we seek to follow Jesus, we must know that His call to follow is a call to seek and save that which is lost! Jesus said that if we are going to follow Him, that is what we will be doing.
Pray a prayer of commitment to follow Jesus and ask for His help in fishing for the souls of people.
“As Jesus was walking beside the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon called Peter and his brother Andrew. They were 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. Going on from there, he saw two other brothers, James son of Zebedee and his brother John. They were in a boat with their father Zebedee, preparing their nets. Jesus called them, and immediately they left the boat and their father and followed him.” Matthew 4:18-22 NIV