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"You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house." Matthew 5:14-15

"Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant looking for fine pearls. When he found one of great value, he went away and sold everything he had and bought it." Matthew 13:45-46

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Fishing - Part One of the Word Nerd Meme

And Jesus, walking by the sea of Galilee, saw two brethren, Simon called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea: for they were fishers. And he saith unto them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men. And they straightway left their nets, and followed him. 
Matthew 4:18-20

Today is the beginning of a new blog meme - ten weeks of looking at ten different words as part of the Word Nerd Blog Hops.

The word for this week is fishing, and I couldn't help but think of when Jesus called two men to be a part of His life's work. I chose the KJV because I like the way its worded.  Jesus said, "Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men."

I think there are two key things to note here. The men - Peter and Andrew didn't question the call, they just followed - blindly trusting in the Man who called them. 

Another noteworthy thing is that they abandoned their livelihood to follow Jesus. I can't help but recall a song by Stephen Curtis Chapman with a line that said, "We will abandon it all, for the sake of the call."

So my question for you on this blog hop Thursday is this, what are you willing to abandon in order to follow God's call on your life? 

Are you ready to go fishing and see what He has for you?


Pencildancers said...

This is a very hard question and one I'm not ready to answer online. :)

Jodie Wolfe said...

I appreciate your honesty, Diana. I don't know that I could give a concrete answer right now either, but it definitely has me thinking and praying about it.

Patty Wysong said...

Abandon it to follow Jesus. Something we need to mull over...REALLY mull over every so often. And it's not grudging abandonment, but joyful abandment.

Thanks for making me thing, Jodie.

Jodie Wolfe said...

Great insights, Patty. Definitely a topic that needs mulling. :)

Linda Glaz said...

The hardest for me would be my writing, but if He called me to stop, I would in a heartbeat!

Jodie Wolfe said...

I'd have a hard time with that too, Linda, especially since I feel that is part of the call He has placed on my life.