Wednesday, September 12, 2018

FOLLOWING JESUS

Today’s Reading: Luke 5

Click scripture link to read online or HERE to listen online (then click the symbol of the audio speaker above the scripture portion on the right-hand side).

 

Early morning view over the Sea of Galilee. No doubt when Jesus arose early every morning for His private time of prayer, He often viewed such a sunrise. Enjoy!!!

GOOGLE MAPS – To see where Reynold took the photo, click HERE.

Key Verse: Luke 5:11

So when they had brought their boats to land, they forsook all and followed Him.

 

It’s exciting to follow Jesus! In this chapter, Jesus filled two boats with fish, cleansed a leper, healed a paralyzed man, called another one of His disciples, attended a party, taught about fasting, and gave a parable about clothing and wine skins. We need to keep watching Jesus and listening carefully to His teaching. To follow Jesus, Peter and Andrew left their business behind, and Levi (Matthew) resigned his government job. If we want to follow Jesus as our vocation, we too must be sure of His call, leave all behind, and learn from Him 24/7. Do we cling to something that should be left behind? As in Jesus’ parable, the new cannot just be added to the old life. It’s a new beginning. Now let’s invite Jesus, as Matthew did, to a party with our friends and introduce Jesus to everyone we know.

PRAYER FOR TODAY:

Lord Jesus, I am determined to follow You. This means that there is a cross for me to bear, as well as the joy of Your Presence. Grant me Your strength, Your willingness to sacrifice, and the grace of obedience. I’m Yours Lord, now and forever! In Your Name I pray. Amen!

100 PERSONAL WORDS:

I’m committed to rising early every morning, spending time reading God’s Word and meditating on it. I give myself to prayer and then open my lap-top computer to produce this blog. In case a first timer has joined, let me remind everyone that if you start today, with daily persistence, you will complete the entire Bible in two years. At the present time in my life, this is what it means for me to follow Jesus. At other times, I’ve been a school teacher, a Bible College student, a Pastor and an Evangelist. To support my family, I’ve owned a little printing press and made business cards for all the businesses in the village, took a job in construction, knocked on every door in town to find children for Sunday School, and, yes, I hosted TV programs for 50 years.  At each “crossroads” in my life, I decided to follow Jesus. Never, for one minute, have I been sorry that I left other things behind in order to follow Him.

Yours for following Jesus,

David

P.S. Yesterday, as I reflected on September 11th, 2001, I recalled how my cohost, Lorna Dueck, and I were live on the 100 Huntley Street telecast when the news broke that a commercial airliner had hit the World Trade Centre. About five minutes into the start of the program, our producer, George McEachern, interrupted to tell us the breaking news. We cut to the live CNN newsfeed and went to prayer. HERE is a video clip of 100 Huntley Street that day.

 

18 thoughts on “Wednesday, September 12, 2018

  1. Oh, such a beautiful photo and scripture! I have missed you saints! Back daily, the end of October. Oh that we are fishermen for Jesus–to win souls for His Kingdom–on earth, as it is in heaven. We rest assured in the salvation our Saviour has secured for us. Amen? Wishing you all a most blessed day!

    Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours. Mark 11:24 ESV

    Hosanna, Paul Baloche, with lyrics
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xoz5wpycqvw

      • I saw the play in Toronto called Come from Away”. It was truly amazing how the people in a small Newfoundland town looked after people who’s planes had to land quickly & were stranded. Recently they had a reunion there. Newfound folk were incredible @ such a desperate time.

  2. How wonderful it would have been to see Jesus perform miracles and hear Him speak with words you knew were beyond doubt.That contrasts greatly with the horrors of 9/11 when Satan struck the World Trade Center.The world surely needs Him more today.You’ll find Him in prayer.God bless

    • William
      I see God doing miracles on this day alone not to mention in my life time, He has provided the exact right things at the exact right times and I didn’t even know that I would need this certain thing BUT GOD DID!
      HE is walking right beside each and every one of us and HE knows exactly what we need HOWEVER HE waits until we ask, HE knows that we are sinful human beings, HE WILL NOT FORCE HIS WILL ON US BUT WHEN WE ASK HE IS RIGHT THERE TO PROVIDE OVER AND ABUNDANTLY WHAT WE NEED amen

  3. Good to see you back Beverlee. We missed you. Had to shed a few tears as I watched the 100 Huntley St. broadcast that fateful day seventeen years ago. Yes, cheers for the Newfoundland folk in Gander who showed the love of Jesus. Amen! Blessings on all today!

  4. Yes! Welcome back Beverlee you were missed very much.
    I was a bit overwhelmed by the video clip, It brought back a lot of memories. Blessings to all. To God be the Glory Amen and Amen, He is still in control.

  5. I recall the morning of Sept 11, 2001 clearly. I turned on the TV and couldn’t believe my eyes or what I was hearing; as I saw the plane hit the World Trade Center.
    The first thing I did is phone my son Emil who lives in San Josey (spelling) CA. He turned on his TV and exclaimed “OH My God”!!

    Thank you Ron for posting this blog and the Video of the Sept 11/01 tragedy!!

    Yes, welcome back Beverlee Kaye:)
    Its snowing here in Edmonton; I guess winter is on its way!

    • Amen, Irene. Hard to believe you have snow there in Edmonton but to be honest it was freezing here in Prince Edward County the beginning of the week; had to put the heater on. Blessings to you, today.

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