You Follow Me!

When I attended summer camp, one of my favorite morning songs to sing was Peter was a Fisherman. This song tells the story of John 21. After Jesus had died and risen from the dead, he appeared to his disciples multiple times. In this meeting, a group of 7 had gone back to their regular jobs: fishing. Jesus miraculously fills their nets with fish, cooks them breakfast, then gives them instructions for their future work. I am most convicted by these verses:

When Peter saw him [John], he said to Jesus, “Lord, what about this man?” Jesus said to him, “If it is my will that he remain until I come, what is that to you? You follow me!”
(Emphasis Mine) John 21:21-22. Crossway Bibles (2011-02-09). The Holy Bible, English Standard Version (with Cross-References) (p. 1094). Good News Publishers. Kindle Edition.

Many times I look around me and wonder, why isn't so and so doing more to serve God? Or, it's easier for that person to live a Christian life than me. God doesn't tell us the details of another person's story or life. Our command from Jesus is, "YOU follow me." Don't worry about what others are doing around you. Are YOU following what Jesus commands? If you aren't sure about his commands, talk with a trusted pastor or other mature Christian you know. God has placed us in community with other believers so that we can learn from others' wisdom and the Holy Spirit. Who knows, maybe God has big plans for you, like he did Peter! "You follow me!"

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