Day 18 - Matthew 4:18-22


Matthew 4:18-22

18 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. 19 “Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will send you out to sh for people.” 20 At once they left their nets and followed him. 21 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, 22 and immediately they left the boat and their father and followed him.

God not only pursues a relationship with us, he also invites us to follow him wherever he leads us. Sometimes God’s invitations come at inconvenient times. Sometimes they come at the cost of something else we want to do. Sometimes saying yes to God means giving up our security, our dreams and even those we love.

Sometimes we are aware of the choice before us - to align ourselves with God or pursue our own way—but we don’t want to commit to a choice. We hesitate or procrastinate.

The Bible provides many examples of people who had to choose whether or not they would align themselves with God. Think about what made some of them say yes “immediately,” hesitate, or reject God’s invitation.

What can be lost when we do not respond to God “immediately”? 

Prayer Time

2 Minutes - Silence and Listen for God's Response