The Daily Fountain Daily Devotional of the Church Of Nigeria (Anglican Communion) 30 November 2019 – You Will Be Remembered For Your Decisions
TOPIC: You Will Be Remembered For Your Decisions
READ: Matthew 4: 18-25 (NKJV)
18 And Jesus, walking by the Sea of Galilee, saw two brothers, Simon called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea; for they were fishermen.
19 Then He said to them, “Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men.”
20 They immediately left their nets and followed Him.
21 Going on from there, He saw two other brothers, James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, in the boat with Zebedee their father, mending their nets. He called them,
22 and immediately they left the boat and their father, and followed Him.
23 And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all kinds of sickness and all kinds of disease among the people.
24 Then His fame went throughout all Syria; and they brought to Him all sick people who were afflicted with various diseases and torments, and those who were demon-possessed, epileptics, and paralytics; and He healed them.
25 Great multitudes followed Him—from Galilee, and from Decapolis, Jerusalem, Judea, and beyond the Jordan.
Today is a Saint Day. Saint Days in the Church are set aside to recall the exploits of heroes of faith particularly the Apostles of Christ. Today, we remember the life of Apostle Andrew. According to our text, he was fishing with his brother, Simon Peter, when Jesus called out to them saying, ‘Follow me and I will make you fishers of men. They immediately answered the call. This probably was not the first time He met Jesus (John 1:40-42). He was a disciple of John the Baptist, and his attention was brought to the fact that Jesus Christ is the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world. After discovering this, he immediately told his own brother Peter about what he had found. He said, ‘We have found the Messiah’ (John 1:29-41). Both of them became followers of Jesus Christ, and became fishers of men. There was nothing too great, precious, and valuable for him to do away with for the higher calling of Jesus Christ, and for greater exploit.
Dear reader, what is that in your hands that is hindering you from completely yielding to Christ? John was a good master/teacher but Andrew left him all the same for Jesus Christ the Lord of all. What do you regard as master in your life that has so taken you and makes it appear impossible for you to fully do the will of God? Today we remember St. Andrew for his decision for Christ. Eternal records will bring to remembrance your decisions for Christ in this lifetime: your decision for salvation, your decision for holy living, your decision to make your life in Christ bless other lives around you.
PRAYER: Dear heavenly Father, help my decisions on a daily basis to yield fully to the call of Your Son as my Master.