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Follow Him

“He transformed fishermen to fishers of men.”

He transformed fishermen to fishers of men.

Written By Benjamin Dankaka

You might have noticed that Jesus used the words, “follow me” while He was selecting His disciples. On one occasion, He said to the crowd, “anyone who does not carry his cross and follow me cannot be my disciple” (Luke 14:27).  But why does Jesus insists that we follow Him? You see, when we give our lives to Christ He automatically becomes our Lord. Now the word, “Lord” means Master. It also means Owner. As our Master and Owner, we are expected to follow Him. Therefore, to accept Jesus as our Lord, does not only involve a declaration of our faith in Him. True acceptance happens when we follow Jesus. And we do not become the followers of Christ until we stop following others, including ourselves.  Jesus wants us to “follow Him because that’s the only way He would be able to transform our lives.  I know this, because that was what He did when the disciples followed Him. Indeed, Jesus transformed the lives of those who followed Him. He transformed fishermen to fishers of men. He transformed a tax collector to an author, whose book has impacted many. He also transformed Paul, from a killer to a life saver.

Prayer: Dear Jesus, be my Lord. Amen.

REFERENCES/FURTHER STUDY: Luke 14:27

Unless otherwise stated all scripture quotations are from the Holy Bible, New International Version.

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