In Luke 9 Jesus said, “If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow Me.”  We were created to be followers of God, to set aside everything in this world and to chase after Him and Him alone. When Jesus approached the four fishermen that became apostles He said to them, “Follow Me and I will make you fishers of men.” The next verse says, “They immediately left their nets and followed Him.” When Jesus came to Matthew at his tax office He said to him, “Follow Me.” The Bible says that Matthew “arose and followed Him.” Following Jesus is not merely about adding Him to our lives, somehow becoming better, more moral, more “Christian” but it is truly about forsaking all that we have been and have chased after to make Him the sole focus of our lives. He told the 11 remaining Apostles to “Go and make disciples”. I fear that we have but such emphasis on simple belief that we have missed that Jesus never intended for us to be “believers” that simply live as we see fit but believe that He is God, He requires that we become disciples, those that are devoted to Him in all things and at all times. I encourage you today, search your heart, search the Scritpures and search your life and ask God to show you if you have settled for being a believer or if you are moving toward the maturity of discipleship.

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