From Journey To Change
As the son of a fisherman, Andrew would have spent hours learning his dad’s trade and preparing to follow in his footsteps. Day after day, Andrew and his dad cast their nets until, on one seemingly mundane fishing trip, Jesus lured Andrew with an invitation: “Come follow me and I will send you out to fish for people” (Mark 1:17).
Jesus extends the same offer to each of us. As Andrew soon learned, life change starts when we accept Jesus’ invitation and follow Him.
Change starts when we accept Jesus’ invitation and follow Him.
Andrew had heard about Jesus and probably heard some of Jesus’ preaching (John 1:35-42), but this was only the beginning of Andrew’s journey with Jesus. Because Andrew had faith, he was willing to follow Jesus and leave the life he was accustomed to. As a result, Andrew witnessed numerous miracles including Jesus’ crucifixion and resurrection.
Jesus was no longer a distant celebrity or rumored messiah. As one of Jesus’ 12 disciples, Andrew knew Jesus intimately and personally. But this relationship only began after Andrew left his former life for the new life Jesus had to offer.
- What do you most want God to change in your life?
- Has there been a time in your life when you had to ask God for the faith to leave something behind?
- What next step do you need to take today?