Monday, November 3, 2014

"I Will Follow You Wherever You go"

Jesus and His disciples were together dong ministry in Samaria.  As they walked along a road, someone cried out:
 "I will follow You wherever You go"
(Luke 9:57).

Jesus responded to the unidentified person with a description of the struggle in following Him ("the Son of Man has nowhere to lay His head").

Then Jesus commanded another person to follow Him.

The person quickly responded with an excuse delaying his immediate action: I need to plan a funeral.

Another person made a declaration of followship, but included his excuse for delaying immediate action: I need to throw a going away party with my family.

In each case the people who claimed they would follow Jesus did not have a heart commitment attached to their declaration of followship.  They were not willing to replace their personal agenda, with the Jesus agenda.

What excuse is keeping you from immediately and wholeheartedly following Jesus.

Make up your mind today to follow Jesus in everything you do.  No excuses!

God Bless,

Pastor Kennedy (MZO)

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