I hope your first weekend of Spring has been a good one. I do love this season of renewal and rebirth. It's always a good time to reflect on how I'm doing in my obedience to the Lord. Am I joyfully following His calling on my life in the daily tasks? Or could I stand to improve?
I've come to realize that I want to be more like Simon and Andrew who "immediately left their nets and followed Him." I often spend too much time thinking about how to love on and serve others, rather than doing. Am I the only one that has let opportunities pass me by? Do you know of someone who is struggling and you know you need to do something? Perhaps you should reach out to see how you could pray for them , write them a note of encouragement, or bless them with a meal.
When the Lord brings these opportunities to us and nudges our hearts to action, our response should be immediate. We often strive for "first time obedience" with our children, but don't respond with it to the Lord when faced with things out of our comfort zone or at "inconvenient" times in our schedules.
Although Simon and Peter were leaving behind their livelihood and perhaps disappointing others, they didn't waver in their obedience to the Lord. I pray that we would all live in such a way that we follow Him when He calls.
I love the chorus of Chris Tomlin's song, I Will Follow. These lyrics are such a great reminder of how we should live this life we've been given.
Where you go, I'll go
Where you stay, I'll stay
When you move, I'll move
I will follow you
Who you love, I'll love
How you serve, I'll serve
If this life I lose, I will follow you
I will follow you
Wishing you a beautiful week, dear friends. My heart is blessed knowing that you came for a visit!