It is this Jesus that hung on a cross for you, who died for you, who rose on the third day for you, that is calling you to walk with Him in repentance and obedience. I don’t know what your next step is, but I do know this: You have one. God will never be finished taking you deeper in faith. There is always a next step. If you have not agreed to walk with God, then where are you headed?
How you live, your priorities, these are seen in what you place first. Are you proclaiming either the Kingdom of God, the World, or at best that lukewarm version of a kingdom you have invented that gives no glory to God with your actions, your words, or your resources?
God is going to ask us to do things that, to us, seem difficult if not impossible. He is asking us to go where we cannot see. He is going to take us places we have never been, ask us to do things we have never done nor know how to do.
And until we are willing to take that Next Step of Faith, in obedience, we will never accomplish what God wants us to do, go where God wants us to go or see what God wants us to see.
Peter began his following when he and his brother Andrew heard Jesus’s call “Follow me, and I will make you become fishers of men.” So Jesus’ first and – as we will soon discover – last commands to Peter are “Follow Me.”
Not only was his name changed… but his whole life as he journeyed with his Lord, he was still the same man but things within were changing. He was changing because he followed Christ, he was becoming more while on his journey with Jesus because of his love for Him.