Come and Follow Me

I’ve had this fountain for years and have enjoyed looking at it, watching it and listening to it.  But I’ve never been quiet satisfied with it.  It sat crooked, the way I had the water coming out of the pump didn’t give me the effect that I wanted but I wasn’t ready to make the change.   Till now!  There were several different reasons I needed to disassemble the fountain and start from fresh.  So I started thinking about the things I needed to fix.  First I had to patch the pin holes that had rusted in the metal after sitting in the same place for a lot of years.  Then I had to clean it after years of build up and patch the holes. But the main, the most important thing that I needed to do was figure out a way to bring more water through the fountain and change the flow so that it gave a more natural feel to the pump.  Basically multiply the amount of water pushed through the pump and out the spout.  I did that with a couple of different techniques.  Now I’m satisfied!

And it got me to thinking about a sermon I heard.  When Jesus came to the young men in the sea he said in Matthew 4:18-20 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.  “Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will send you out to fish for people.”  At once they left their nets and followed him.

What is it that Jesus was wanting them to do?  Fishers of People, what does that mean? You would have to know Jesus to know this.  He came to seek and save the lost  Luke 19:10 but he knew that he was going to be killed so he had to have others that would carry out that mission.  So that’s what he did, John 17:4

Jesus has appointed me and you to continue carrying out HIS purpose.

CHURCH EXISTS

So back to the pump, I needed to move more water through the pump.  I had to clean it and increase the size of hose then I added a piece at the mouth of the hose for the water to flow through.  And I was satisfied. And I wonder, am I satisfied where I am in carrying out Jesus’ mission?   Am I multiplying or being a fisher of people.  In the story where Jesus asked the men to come and follow him, it says that they AT ONCE left their nets and followed Him.  Is Jesus satisfied with me?

So I ponder these questions……….

  1. What do I need to drop to be able to follow Him?
  2. Am I available?
  3. Am I faithful and obedient?

And Most Importantly………….

4. Do I care about the lost?

And now I ask you the same.

Lord, I praise you and live in wonderment of all You have cared for me.  A once lost! I thank you with every fiber of my being and know that without you I would be nothing.  I ask you to walk with me and teach me how to follow you.  Make be brave to reach out to others who have not made that choice yet, reach out to those that are satisfied with not moving and multiplying, reach out to those who need support and encouragement and love as you have loved.  I ask this boldly and trust that you are here with me.  Amen!

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