“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. Jesus called out to them, ‘Come, follow me, and I will show you how to fish for people!’ And they left their nets at once and followed Him.” – Matthew 4:18-20
Yesterday, we talked about being a disciple. When you become a believer, your job is not done. While you get to experience the amazing grace, love, and mercy of Jesus, you are not the only one God wants to experience those gifts! He wants you to share His love with others so they too can experience His greatness.
God wants us to become disciples so that we, too, can share the love of Christ with others. Over the next few days, we are going to look at the steps to becoming a disciple of Jesus Christ.
The best part? Jesus initiates the action! Jesus comes to us! Matthew 4:18 says, “One day as Jesus was walking along the shore of the Sea of Galilee…” It is important to understand that Jesus wasn’t just out for a stroll that day. He was out on a search!
And you know what He was searching for? He was searching for the same thing He’s searching for today! He is searching and scanning, looking for those who will truly follow Him!
That is what the word “disciple” means. It is a word used to describe a “follower of Jesus…someone that is fully and completely devoted to Him.” God is looking and searching for people who are willing to go ALL IN with Him.
2 Chronicles 16:9 says, “The eyes of the Lord search the whole earth in order to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him.” He is looking for those who need Him and those who want Him.
Jesus is searching so that He can demonstrate His power and do great things in the lives of those who decide to give their lives to Him. If you are a believer, you remember that moment that pierced your heart, when Jesus came to you. He will do the same for others! He wants to use you as a vessel to communicate His love.
He came to you, He came to me, and He will come to all who are open to Him!