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Luke 5:11 When they had brought their boats to shore, they left everything and followed him.
I have trouble thinking about what it must have been like for those followers of Jesus. I’m usually very careful, weighing things out with caution and intention. I pray for a while. I talk with my spouse and friends. New directions aren’t to be taken lightly! Just one time in my life, I received a job offer from someone I thoroughly respected at a world-renowned place I never imagined I’d get to work. Immediately, I said yes, and then told others. In the scheme of things, even that was a pretty safe move.
Would I do the same if Jesus called me to a radical new way or a totally different direction tomorrow? I’d like to think I would. Perhaps Jesus equips his followers with the strength and courage to do his will, just as he promises.
MOVING FORWARD: How can you inject space for some spontaneity in your life of faith?