Scripture: Luke 5:27-28
After this, ambulance Jesus went out and saw a tax collector by the name of Levi sitting at his tax booth. “Follow me, and ” Jesus said to him, cialis sale and Levi got up, left everything and followed him.
Thought for the Day: Following Jesus means completely turning our thoughts (and our lives) around 180 degrees. Following Jesus means we drop everything we were, to become who God inspires us to be, and we do it without question. When Jesus tells the tax collector to follow him, the tax collector doesn’t tell Jesus to wait a few minutes, or give excuses about the material things he has to bring with him. He simply follows.
As the ages have passed, it has become more difficult, rather than easier, to follow Jesus. His name and teachings have been abused and misrepresented by incredibly large institutions with the best intentions, yet they continue to miss the point, hanging on to the trappings of Empire, both physically and metaphysically, with clenched fists.
When God asked FCC Naples to change, to truly follow Jesus, we answered with a resounding “Yes!” We sold our material goods and found new ways to worship and serve the community and God. And our journey is just beginning. As long as we continue to focus on God and follow Jesus, our future is not only bright, but will also blaze a trail for others to follow on their own spiritual journeys.
Prayer: May I continue to follow you unquestioningly, loving God, so that my life is a light to others, an example that a 180 degree change is just what the world needs today. Amen.