KEY SCRIPTURE: John 1:43 KJV “The day following Jesus would go forth into Galilee, and findeth Philip, and saith unto him, Follow me.”
The Lord Jesus met Philip and without introducing Himself to him, or explaining anything to him, he asked him to follow Him. This act speaks volumes to everyone of us. Jesus is the Lord, He owns us, and does not need to negotiate with anyone He wants to use in His vineyard. Psalms 95:7 KJV “For he is our God; and we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand. To day if ye will hear his voice,” The next verse says harden not your heart when you hear His voice.
It is the worse error for anyone to refuse His call.
We did not make ourselves, He made us for His pleasure.
We are only truly satisfied when we do that which pleases Him.
Today Jesus is calling you. Whenever God calls on a man to do something, it is to elevate and bring him honour. Abraham was in an idolatrous home, that used to sacrifice their children in fire for their idols. The Lord in love came to him and said.”……unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father’s house, unto a land that I will shew thee:” Gen 12:1. Now why did He ask Abraham to leave? He added, “And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing: Abraham was obedient, and so God fulfilled his promise to the letter. God remains the best employer.
He has the best plans for anyone He calls.
The sad truth is that many have refused His call because, just as the devil deceived Eve about God’s plans for them, they have been deceived about God.2nd Corinth 4:4 says the god of this world has blinded the minds of those who do not believe, so the light of the glorious gospel of Christ should shine on them.
They are woefully engrossed in darkness without knowing. No matter the social status of such people, they are very miserable deep down in their hearts. Their inner misery leads them to find satisfaction in all kinds of pleasure that never takes away that inner vacuum.
Dear one, having all the girls, the drinks or the parties have always left you feeling empty.
Why not humble yourself and respond positively to the Lord’s call today?
Lord Jesus, I am sorry for refusing your call. Have mercy on me. I declare that, you are the only Lord of my life and saviour of my soul. Take over the reign of my life now. Thank you for saving me. Amen.
THOUGHT: THE BEST DECISION YOU EVER MADE, IS WHEN YOU MADE JESUS, LORD OF YOUR LIFE
Psalms 100:3 KJV” Know ye that the LORD he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.”
Rev 3:20 KJV” Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.”