Scripture for Friday after Ash Wednesday 2013

16 As He was going along by the Sea of Galilee, He saw Simon and Andrew, the brother of Simon, casting a net in the sea; for they were fishermen. 17 And Jesus said to them, “Follow Me, and I will make you become fishers of men.” 18 Immediately they left their nets and followed Him. 19 Going on a little farther, He saw James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, who were also in the boat mending the nets. 20 Immediately He called them; and they left their father Zebedee in the boat with the hired servants, and went away to follow Him. ~ Mark 1:16-20, NASB)

Lord, it amazes me that Simon and Andrew and James and John simply dropped what they were doing and followed You the minute You called. They didn’t have the luxury of knowing intellectually who You were, but they knew You in their hearts and followed You without delay or excuse or worry about anything else. I have known You all my life; I have the Bible and a lifetime of church and reading. Yet sometimes I find myself putting something else before You. I think I have to take care of something else before spending time with You. Empower me by the Holy Spirit to drop everything and spend time with You without delay or excuse or worry about anything else. In the name of Jesus Christ, my Lord and Savior, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.

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