Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, was one of these men who heard what John said and then followed Jesus.”

John 1:40

I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again, I am truly fascinated with the story of the disciples first encounter with Jesus. To read that Andrew merely heard what Jesus said and left everything and followed him, is truly remarkable.

I think of our generation, with so many false teachers, and those claiming to be someone their not. How do you discern what is true and what is false?

I believe these men had to be men of prayer and had to be open to the idea of the coming Messiah. Most of them were uneducated nobody’s, but they were the ones who became Apostles and founders of this great faith.

Are we as open to His voice and plan for our lives? Do we spend enough time communing with Him, and are we willing to sacrifice everything that we have to be in His perfect plan for our lives?

We will always struggle with this in our flesh because it goes against our very nature. To sacrifice what we want for our lives is a daily battle, but His plan and purpose for our lives is perfect and it’s where we should always strive to be. 

Lord, I am so thankful today that you have a plan for my life, and I know that it is perfect. Help me to recognize your voice and give me courage to lay down my desires in exchange for Your purpose and calling. 

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