So I'm back from my sabbatical (extended break) and am climbing back in the saddle. It never ceases to amaze me how long it takes to dig out and get back in a routine. This Sunday was a great day and I needed it! It is so sweet when God's people and guests fill the house and God Rocks It! That happened on Sunday.
We talked about Jesus calling his first disciples and they dropped their nets to follow. Right there. On the spot. No arguing. No persuasive speech. They dropped what they were doing, left their careers, and became followers of Jesus. The question is.... have you completely dropped your nets to follow? Not have you left your job and sold all your possessions and moved to a hut in Africa, but have you turned complete control of your life to Jesus?
Yesterday someone asked me how a Christian that is hanging on to the corner of his net can drop it. What's the first step? My answer: it starts with a prayer of repentance. I believe when we repent and humble ourselves before God, we position ourselves to become moldable in his hands. We must admit we are selfish and beg God to remove our selfishness and replace it with his character. Ask God to give you a desire for his word and holiness. To be holy is to be like Jesus. It won't happen overnight, but is an on-going process for the remainder of our lives.
Have you dropped your net completely? Let go of that last corner today!