18 While walking by the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon (who is called Peter) and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea, for they were fishermen. 19 And he said to them, "Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men." 20 Immediately they left their nets and followed him. 21 And going on from there he saw two other brothers, James the son of Zebedee and John his brother, in the boat with Zebedee their father, mending their nets, and he called them. 22 Immediately they left the boat and their father and followed him. (matthew 4)
The four disciples immediately left their work and followed him.
No waiting around to see if others were doing the same thing.
No waiting around to finish up any duties, expectations, desires.
No saying, I've got plenty of time I'll get to that later.
It was immediate.
They left their work. They followed Jesus Christ.
How often do I fail at this?
Jesus calls to me EVERY SINGLE MORNING.. come.. spend this day for me. Come.. take some of your time and spend it with me. COME.
And what do I do?
I check my email.
I play my current favourite game (juice cubes at the moment).
I dilly dally...and then realize time has slipped away from me and I really need to take care of business.. care for the rabbits, school that lad, provide meals, talk with hubby and .... (you get the idea).
I know I'm not alone in this as I see people rushing around, people struggling with a devotional life, struggling with putting things into order and fighting with what their perspective should be, youth saying...oh.. I can look into spiritual matters when I'm older or when I'm in trouble, just not heeding the call that the Saviour puts on their lives. That call to COME.
Oh, but I do need to just come. Don't you?
I need to truly be a disciple of my living Lord.
I need to come when he calls and not dilly dally.
i need to see that need for immediacy more often in my life.
Let me today, let me tomorrow... heed the Saviour's call more urgently. Let me see the need for the immediacy in answering his call. Let me follow the master as I aught.