Thursday, February 3, 2022

Get Busy!

“The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, ‘Behold! The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!’” (John 1:29 NKJV).

Simon and Andrew had been disciples of John the Baptist, who came before Christ, preparing the way. But one day Jesus walked by, and John said to them, “Behold! The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!” (John 1:29 NKJV).

As a result, Simon and Andrew transferred their allegiance from John to Jesus, but they still didn’t fully understand who Jesus was or what He had come to do.

The Bible also mentions James and John, to whom Jesus gave a special title: “Sons of Thunder” (Mark 3:17 NKJV). I sort of envision James and John as outlaw biker types who showed up one day, and Jesus called them to be part of the team.

Certainly, His disciples were an eclectic group of people. But it’s important to note that all of these men were doing something when Jesus called them. Andrew was throwing a net into the water along with Simon. And James and John were in a boat repairing their nets.

We see the same elsewhere in Scripture. David, who later became the king of Israel, was watching over his flock when the prophet Samuel summoned him. Moses, too, was watching over a flock when God spoke to him through a burning bush. Elisha was plowing in a field when Elijah called him to carry on the prophetic ministry.

People were busy when God called them.

In the same way, if you want God to use you in His kingdom, then get busy doing something for Him. Just start with what is in front of you. Mend and cast those nets, so to speak. Tend those sheep. Plow those fields. Teach that Sunday school class. Go on that mission trip. Share one on one. Give that tithe.

Just get out and do something. Do what you can, where you can.

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